FX! Computer-Generated Imagery (Grade 7)

FX! Computer-Generated Imagery (Grade 7)

by Timothy Bradley


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This book details the history of special effects and CGI in films, and examines the innovative special effects used in movies like King Kong, The Iron Giant, Westworld, Alien, Tron, The Abyss, Toy Story, Jurassic Park, and Inception. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction book includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The intriguing sidebars, fascinating images, and detailed Reader's Guide prompt students to connect back to the text. The Think Link and Dig Deeper sections develop students' higher-order thinking skills. The Check It Out! section includes suggested books, videos, and websites for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex and rigorous content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493836147
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Publication date: 01/27/2017
Series: TIME for Kids Nonfiction Readers Series: Young Adult
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,249,085
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Crafting a Blockbuster 4

"Old School" Special Effects 6

Brave New World 10

A Breakthrough in Special Effects 14

The Race into Space 22

Power to the People 26

Virtually Real 30

Dreams of a CGI Future 40

Motion Capture in Action 44

Virtual Visionaries 50

What's Coming Next? 54

Glossary 58

Index 60

Check It Out! 62

Try It! 63

About the Author 64

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