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Special Effects and the Art of Having Your Brain Fooled

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For those of us who love the fantastical in our movies, special effects are of crucial importance. Even if a movie’s genre doesn’t fall within the sci-fi or fantasy arena, there’s always room for a little trickery of the senses. Special effects mastro Rob Legato does this for a living, and he recently gave a TED Talk about the ways in which he manipulates what people notice versus what they see when creating the visual effects in movies like Apollo 13, Titanic, and Hugo.

(via Mental Floss)

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