Special effects are used to create the imagined in story or virtual settings. To suggest what is impossible, unrealistic, or sometimes difficult to achieve. Special effects are used in movies, television and video games. Special effects are also used in web videos, in some instances. For marketing or entertainment. Typically, special effects are divided into two categories. Optical effects and mechanical effects. Visual effects refer to post production, while special effects refer to mechanical and optical effects. Mechanical effects are achieved during the course of filming. While the production is being filmed. Such effects would include the use of animatronics, pyrotechnics, scale models and atmospheric effects, which is to create fake weather conditions, such as rain or snow. Optical effects, on the other hand, are achieved post production. Post filming. Which means the desired illusions will be included into the movie frames digitally. Putting actors in a particular scene otherwise not achievable, like being in space, for instance. In modern times, CGI has become an industry favourite. More can be achieved with CGI and on a more realistic level. Videographers Cape Town will often assist with mechanical effects as they help set the scene. Likewise Videographers Cape Town will often have someone on the team to achieve the impossible and magnificent with optical illusion and CGI. Videographers Cape Town cover a large spectrum of the production process. Most special effects happen post production, but need meticulous planning and choreography done before production even starts. This is necessary to establish what the desired outcome is and to ensure its achievement. It is a very complicated process that calls for a lot of skills in a lot of different areas. The videographers and other professionals work tirelessly and skilfully to achieve the great imaginary worlds we see in movies and television.
MK Photography can assist with videography, event filming, video editing, web video, corporate marketing videos, camera crew hire and special effects.