- Usually special effects. a video or audio illusion in film or other media, created with computer-generated images, prosthetic makeup, pyrotechnics, etc.
Origin of special effect
First recorded in 1940–45
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- films techniques used in the production of scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques
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