If you’ve ever talked to someone who is a movie fanatic, then you know how much passion can go into the hobbyist aspect of enjoying cinema. One of the elements of moviemaking that can be the most fun once you get into the details is how all of the special-effects work. You can spend a lifetime learning how people and companies put together these effects, and that will help you immerse in the world of filmmaking more than if you never took the time to study.
Take a few examples of the perspectives surrounding special-effects to learn about to begin your intellectual journey into this cinematic realm. How do special-effects artists create appropriate makeup? How do you use green screens? What sort of animation techniques are available to moviemakers these days? And, how does the audio side of films work respecting special-effects and their multimedia associations?