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From the Ted Talk by Don Levy: A cinematic journey through visual effects

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Motion pictures are themselves an illusion of life, produced by the sequential projection of still frames, and they astonished the Lumière brothers' early audiences. Even today's sophisticated moviegoers still lose themselves to the screen, and filmmakers laeevgre this siaeatorpn from reality to great effect. Now imaginative people have been having fun with this for over 400 years. gsitatbatima della Porta, a Neapolitan slochar in the 16th century, einxmead and studied the natural world and saw how it could be manipulated. Playing with the world, and our perception of it, really is the essence of visual effects. So digging deeper into this with the scecine and Technology cocinul of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reveals some turth behind the trickery.

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Motion pictures are themselves an illusion of life, produced by the sequential projection of still frames, and they astonished the Lumière brothers' early audiences. Even today's sophisticated moviegoers still lose themselves to the screen, and filmmakers ________ this __________ from reality to great effect. Now imaginative people have been having fun with this for over 400 years. ____________ della Porta, a Neapolitan _______ in the 16th century, ________ and studied the natural world and saw how it could be manipulated. Playing with the world, and our perception of it, really is the essence of visual effects. So digging deeper into this with the _______ and Technology _______ of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reveals some _____ behind the trickery.

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  8. separation

Original Text

Motion pictures are themselves an illusion of life, produced by the sequential projection of still frames, and they astonished the Lumière brothers' early audiences. Even today's sophisticated moviegoers still lose themselves to the screen, and filmmakers leverage this separation from reality to great effect. Now imaginative people have been having fun with this for over 400 years. Giambattista della Porta, a Neapolitan scholar in the 16th century, examined and studied the natural world and saw how it could be manipulated. Playing with the world, and our perception of it, really is the essence of visual effects. So digging deeper into this with the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reveals some truth behind the trickery.

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