The MCQ reopens with the magic of 'Special Effects!'

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

People can act out dangerous scenes as they walk across a rope bridge surrounded by a green screen. They appear to be walking over shark-infested waters or treacherous rapids thanks to the technology in the Special Effects! exhibit.

Who hasn’t wondered how Keanu Reeves dodged bullets in The Matrix, or how Andy Serkis transformed into Gollum in The Lord of the Rings? How long have special effects been a part of cinematography?