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Practical FX Quiz

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(27 votes)
10 questions
English
Can you name the movies, the people and the techniques that make up the wonderful world of practical FX?
1
Blur reveal

Name these beloved claymation characters

Wallace & Gromit

Wallace and Gromit

Wallace & gromit

Wallace and gromit

48% got this right

The West Yorkshire culturual icons, Wallace & Gromit, were created by Nick Park as his university graduation project.
2

Which of these movies used a trick called forced perspective instead of digitally altering characters' height later?

All of them!

Elf

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The Lord of the Rings

Hard  24% got this right

Forced perspective can be used to make things or people seem much larger than they actually are, like Gandalf or Buddy!
3

What is the name of this technique, in which the baground scenery is painted rather than built?

Matte Painting

Landscaping

On-Set Painting

Scene Painting

Hard  24% got this right

Matte painitng is surprisingly common - being seen in films from the 1930's (Dracula) up to recently (Greatest Showman)
4
12 random squares

What is the name of this iconic movie, which used prosthesis and stop motion to bring its robotic characters to life?

RoboCop

Robocop

Robocop

74% got this right

To simulate ricocheting bullets, the team fired gelatin capsules filled with sawdust & sparking compound from an air gun
5

Who is this renowned american puppeteer, whose Creature Shop has worked on many movies including TMNT & Batman Begins?

Jim Henson

Jim henson

Jim Henson

Jim henson

68% got this right

Jim began making puppets in his youth, creating his first comedy TV show using them as a University Freshman!
6

Name this genre of filmmaking from Japan that heavily uses practical FX to make its characters seem larger than life

Tokusatsu

Kabuto

Kamen

Tamago

Hard  16% got this right

Tokusatsu is a contraction of "tokushu satsuei" which literally translates to "special effects"
7

What is the name of this movie, which spawned the "High-Pressure Blood" trope, when a hose malfunctioned during filming?

Sanjuro: Return of the Ronin

Kurosawa

Seven Samurai

The Last Samurai

Hard  10% got this right

Kurosawa was so influential that even this mistake has spread into everything, from anime to action movies & even games!
8

Which French filmmaker is often considered the father of practical effects?

Georges Méliès

David Lynch

Peter Jackson

Ray Harryhausen

63% got this right

Méliès 1902 A Trip to the Moon used mechanical scenery, multiple exposures & pyrotechnics to create a fantastical world
9

Generally, how many individual shots are required to make 1 second of stop motion animation in a movie?

1
24
60

60% got this right

This means a 76 minute stop motion like 1993's The Nightmare Before Christmas will contain around 110,000 frames total!
10

Bonus question! In movies/games, what food is often used to make the sound of bones breaking? (multiple right answers)

Cabbage

Carrot

Carrots

Celery

Leek

Leeks

Pasta

Tomato

Tomatoes

Cabbage

Carrot

Carrots

Celery

Leek

Leeks

Pasta

Tomato

Tomatoes

63% got this right

When creating injury sounds, the sound designers will record different layers (e.g. bone & flesh) with different foods