Lyon’s Musée Miniature et Cinéma
Special effects in films
Lyon’s Musée Cinéma & Miniature is a treasure trove of information for cinema buffs!
A brief history of
Cinema special effects
Many years have passed since then, but special effects are still here today, used by the hundred in today’s most popular films. Videos prepared by film studios are shown at the Musée Miniature et Cinéma, revealing how this ancient art has evolved into a cutting-edge science. Today’s modern techniques are used to create spectacular effects in films, including shipwrecks like the one in James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’, epic scenes of destruction such as those in ‘Independence Day’ by Roland Emmerich, and chase scenes with terrifying monsters in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘Alien: Resurrection’ — just a few examples of the amazing work done by the magicians of modern cinema.
With the development of silicone, modern varieties of resin, and high-tech materials used in today’s most advanced industries, there are no longer any limits on studio artists’ creativity. Today’s films can take us to Mars, to the bottom of the ocean, deep inside a volcano or even on a trip through the human body. Nothing stops these 21st century Méliès!