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More Than Meets the EyeSpecial Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise$
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Bob Rehak

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781479813155

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479813155.001.0001

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Microgenres in Migration

Microgenres in Migration

Special Effects and Transmedia Travel

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(p.151) 4 Microgenres in Migration
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More Than Meets the Eye
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Bob Rehak

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479813155.003.0005

The movement of special effects among media texts is the focus of this chapter, which argues that certain well-known special effects should be approached as “microgenres” that emerge, evolve, and die out at accelerated timespans. Using The Matrix franchise and its signature “bullet time” special effect as a case study, the chapter relates the digital environment of contemporary transmedia to an analog history of borrowings and citations of special effects in film and television. The chapter concludes with a discussion of migration in digital visual culture, expanding the book’s scope to include videogames.

Keywords:   microgenre, migration, bullet time, The Matrix, transmedia

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