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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.
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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.
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.

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