Arts & Entertainment

Practical Effects in Film: 7 Iconic Examples of Practical Effects

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 4 min read

Before the age of green screens and CGI visual effects, filmmakers relied on live-action practical effects to make the impossible look possible. While digital effects are now common in contemporary cinema, practical effects are still a key element in a filmmaker's bag of tricks.