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optical printing

[′äp·tə·kəl ′print·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
Any printing technique in which a process camera is used in one step to form the end item; enlargements, reductions, or same-size negatives may be formed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Historically the optical printer was the primary device for creating visual special effects on film.
The film was then converted to 35-millimetre format by photographing each frame with an optical printer.
On the far left we watch a reel of film, sprocket holes and all, being run through an optical printer. The printer is always either too fast or too slow to create the illusion of motion between its frames, resulting in either a slideshow-like movement from image to image, or an unrecognizable blur.
And here's something for the film trivia buffs: Michael Hordern wasn''t on set when the scenes of Marley''s ghost were filmed - he was added in later using an optical printer.
Reeves plays her optical printer like a virtuoso, though sheer volume of material makes work a tough slog for the uninitiated or resistant.
Created with a rear-screen optical printer and mattes cut out of construction paper, A Man Whose Life Was Full of Woe has a rough, ecstatic collage quality.
The company has also invented a new type of optical printer which it calls the 3DstructureWriter and it is interested in working with a development partner to refine and use this Writer.
for the engineering excellence and the impact on the motion picture industry of the Imagica 65/35 Multi-Format Optical Printer.
He is noted for the Acme-Dunn Special Effects Optical Printer, the first factory-made standardized effects printer; which he and longtime associate Cecil Love designed in 1942.
He spends hours rephotographing and layering images using only his camera and optical printer. Before he purchased the optical printer, he experimented with replicating the effect using various methods to rephotograph the footage.
I would like to add some important information regarding Cybernetics Industrial Corp's optical printers, following the article in your May issue.
The procedures that O'Neill had used in a professional career that included work on Star Wars (whose success in 1977 inspired the revival of special effects in Hollywood) and which he had also turned to a uniquely personal avant-garde expressivity demanded hours of tedious manual labor; now they could be performed overnight on Final Cut Pro, and once-prized optical printers were stacked on pallets for the wreckers.

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