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optical effects

noun, Movies, Television.
1.
special visual effects, as the wipe or dissolve, created in the camera or especially in a film laboratory by technicians using complex optical and electronic equipment.
Also called opticals.
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  • They were leading-edge optical effects at the time, showing the spaceships and things.
  • The prisms are activated via nonlinear optical effects in the semiconductor and persist for the duration of the sweep.
  • Camera angles, optical effects, and background atmosphere come primarily through experience.
  • The heavier ash sedimented out of the stratosphere relatively quickly and its optical effects were of limited geographical extent.
  • One of the more spectacular cold-weather atmospheric optical effects is referred to as an ice-pillar.
  • Due to surface tension and optical effects there are multiple lines visible in the scope.

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