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Listed under:  Arts  >  Media arts  >  Cinematography  >  Special effects  >  Visual effects
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Triunial magic lantern, 1891

This is a triunial magic lantern - a slide projector with three individual projection systems integrated into one unit. Each system has an illuminant, a slide holder and a telescopic barrel containing glass lenses. Originally, the magic lantern was illuminated by oxyhydrogen (limelight), but at some stage all three projection ...

Interactive resource

Mixing colours: paint

Use a mixing machine to make new colours from red, blue, yellow and white. Adjust the mixtures, then save the new colours in paint pots. Use the paint pots to colour a picture. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

Interactive resource

Mixing colours: match

Use a mixing machine to make new colours from red, blue, yellow and white. Adjust the mixtures, then save the new colours in paint pots. Use the paint pots to colour a picture. Match the colours on a finished picture. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

Interactive resource

Lights, camera, action: lighting

Explore how lighting effects are used in films to tell a story. Learn words used to describe light levels and lighting effects. See how combinations of lighting can hide or reveal things, set a mood and influence audience feelings. Look at ways to create feelings such as excitement, humour or fear. For example, dim lighting ...

Interactive resource

Mixing colours

Use a mixing machine to make new colours from red, blue, yellow and white. Adjust the mixtures, then save the new colours in paint pots. Use the paint pots to colour a picture. Match the colours on a finished picture. This learning object is a combination of two objects in the same series.

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Triunial projector, c1890s

This is a triunial or triple projector, also known as a triple lens magic lantern, probably from the 1890s. The projector is mainly made from varnished wood such as mahogany, and brass. Three lens systems in telescopic tubes project from the box, each covered with a brass lens cap. In front of each tube is a slide gate, ...

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Magical Powers, 1936: Time for a feast

This silent black-and-white clip shows how film can create illusion. A young man (Doug Rosenthal) uses magic to conjure a feast that he then consumes. A dissolve reveals him slumped in his chair with a bloated stomach. He reacts with horror when he thinks the cat is also fat. Splashing water from a bottle onto his face, ...

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'Over the top', c1918

This black-and-white composite photograph shows Australian soldiers during the First World War charging into battle from deep trenches while three combat aircraft fly overhead and another aircraft burns on the ground. The men wear battle uniform, including steel helmets, packs and rifles with fixed bayonets, and run across ...

Teacher resource

Interactive dance

This is a resource that focuses on creating dance using variations of lighting and multimedia. It features two videos with dance teacher Katrina Rank exploring dance improvisations using light and line drawing. The resource includes three further videos used as stimuli for activities; three activity sheets and a light dance ...

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Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing

This is a very rich resource for students from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), which gives them an insight into the art of Shaun Tan through a focus on both the book and the film of The Lost Thing. The content focuses on aspects of storytelling, including themes, techniques, forms and language, visual, ...