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Regular readers may remember that I was planning a trip Universal Studios shortly after posting my recent forced perspective article. While these pictures from a previous trip to the park may not technically involve forced perspective, it still was fun to be able to take interactive photos with the cartoon characters from The Simpsons. My boyfriend and I took these while they were building The Simpsons Ride and had these fun partitions up to block off the construction from the public.

Illusions Of The Movies
Illusions Of The Movies
Illusions Of The Movies
Illusions Of The Movies
While I didn’t end up getting any good forced perspective images during my most recent trip, I did learn a lot about the illusions used in movies to convince us that what’s on the screen is actually going on in reality. There are tons of special effects used in movies, from set models to green screen to motion capture, which is why a trip to Universal Studios is so cool. They really try to explain these effects and use them to interact with park-goers in real time. Perhaps the best example was their Special Effects show, which can be seen in its entirety here:

What do you guys think of these kind of movie illusions? Would you like to see more of them on the site?


25 Responses
  1. Tony Beverage says:

    Love this! I Wanna go there!!

  2. Ashley says:

    This is an optical illusion i made of my fav singer Key, from SHINee! :D

  3. ZL123 says:

    Woar. It’s okay…

  4. Ron Calhoun says:

    The secret of good video is good audio. I wish the audio was better. I produce Video so I like this.

  5. anon says:

    that movie illusion is a half-an hour long.

  6. bert says:

    when i went to universal studios i just watched half of that….. THANKS FOR THE OTHER HALF XD

  7. Thelma Huss says:

    The video was fun to watch – thanks.

  8. Care Bear says:

    Can you imagine some alien archeologist in the far distant future creating an understanding of human civilization and factoring these images into its conclusions?

  9. Grace says:

    Aw, you look nice Jill! I didn’t watch the whole video, but the part I saw was cool!

  10. Ant says:

    Is it me or does this web page reload/refresh? A bit annoying while watching this long embedded video!

  11. i lol says:

    brilliant i thought these were photoshopped at first!! cardboard?

  12. BizoZiez1337 says:

    Omg that video is amazing!!!!!!!!

  13. Bob says:

    Your shirts see through

  14. a person says:

    i can’t believe i actually watched that whole video!

  15. John says:

    WOW! Americans really are vaccous. No wonder your society is dead and your economy is a joke.

    Game over for the eternal Peter Pan balls. Grow spoilt brats.

  16. Abz says:

    I went there and never fucking thought of that!

  17. heather says:

    we went to the one in Florida and my dad was called upon stage to do the bike scene in 101 Dalmations when he fell in the water. it was fun

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