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Although most visual effects work is completed during post-production, it usually must be carefully planned and choreographed in pre-production and production. Visual effects primarily executed in Post-Production, with the use of multiple tools and technologies such as graphic design, modeling, animation and similar software, while special effects are made on set, such as explosions, car chases and so on. Continue reading to see what some popular films and tv shows look like before and after special effects.

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Is bigger always better? In the case of home televisions, yes, or at least if your living space can accommodate such an accessory. Introducing the Titan Zeus, this 370-inch television is currently the world's largest. Featuring 4K resolution (65-billion colors), is gesture-controlled, and an awesome panel format function that lets you watch 20-different channels at once. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Conan O'Brien reviewing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

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Seiki's 39" 4K Ultra HD Display is currently being offered for only $399.99 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $699.99. Contrary to popular belief, the ultimate television experience is well within reach. By creating a 4K Ultra HDTV with great picture and sound, minus the unnecessary bells and whistles, we're able to offer the latest television technology at an ultra-affordable price. Product page.

Notable features:
  • 3840 x 2160 Panel Resolution, 4K up scaling, Thin Bezel.

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9, Refresh Rate: 120Hz, Component & HDMI Support: 480I, 576I, 480P, 576P, 720P, 1080I, 1080P, 4k2k 30Hz (only HDMI).

  • Video Connections: 1 Analog & Digital TV Tuner, 1 Component Video Input, Component Video (Y, Cb, Cr/Y, Pb, Pr): One VGA Input (15 pin, D-Sub).

  • Audio Connections: 1 Stereo Mini Phono Jack Input (3.5 mm) (VGA Audio), 1 RCA Input (R & L), 1 Headphone: Stereo Mini (3.5 mm), 1 RCA Output (R & L).


[via Amazon]

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Seiki's SE50UY04 50-inch 4K UHD TV is currently being offered for only $699 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $1499.99. With over 8 million individual pixels (3840 x 2160) compared to about 2 million (1920 x 1080) on your current HDTV, the picture provides stunning clarity and colors that far surpass anything you've seen before. Put simply, you have to see it to believe it. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing and more information.

Notable features:
  • 4K2K Resolution 4 times 1080p.

  • Upscales HD to 4K.

  • One year replacement policy.


[via Amazon]

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TCL's LE40FHDE3010 40" LED HDTV is currently being offered for only $299.99 shipped, this weekend only. This back-lit LED television offers 1080p high-definition picture quality, lots of connections featuring MHL compatibility, with a picture that delivers incredible contrast and vibrancy. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Enhanced picture quality.

  • Plug and play compatibility.

  • Numerous inputs and outputs.

  • USB and MHL Connection For Photo Viewing.

  • One Year Limited Warranty.


[via Amazon]

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Did you know that the main voice actors on The Simpsons are paid $400,000+ per episode? Or, that Darth Vader actually says "No, I am your father" rather than the often misquoted "Luke, I am your father?"? What about the fact that the coyote actually caught the road runner in an episode that aired during 1980? Those are just some of the fun and random facts, things that we've rounded up for your entertainment today. Continue reading to see them all.

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TCL's 50" 4K Ultra HD TV is currently being offered for only $697 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $2000. Featuring an ultra-thin bezel with a modern finish, it delivers more picture in a sophisticated slim frame design. Whether wall mounted like a piece of art or sitting on its elegant glass base, this LED UHDTV delivers the very best in picture quality. Product page. Continue reading for a video preview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Stunning 3840 x 2160 resolution.

  • Advanced 120Hz CMI Refresh Rate.

  • Four HDMI inputs.

  • 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

  • Edge-lit, ultra efficient LED backlighting.


[via Amazon]

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Just when you thought elevator pranks were going out of style, a Japanese television show decided to create one of their own. Similar to the others, they lead unsuspecting guests into an elevator that's been fitted with fake wall panels so the supposed *ghost* can climb through when the power is cut. Continue reading to see the madness that ensued.

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Leonardo DiCaprio may still not have an Oscar, but Ellen DeGeneres on the other hand, set an entirely new record. That's right, she posted a selfie of herself and friends that received over 2.5-million retweets during the Oscars last night. Indpendent.co.uk reports that, "The snap saw about as much celebrity as could be crammed into shot, including 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita N'yongo's opportunistic brother Peter, the only non-actor pictured." Continue reading to see another stunt that she pulled to keep everyone awake during the awards show.

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While some scenes in movies may look completely real, they were most likely shot in front of a green screen with the environment added in later. For example, this scene from Captain America shows the hero hanging just a few inches above a moving train, but in reality, he was safely in the studio. Continue reading for more.

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