Georges Méliès, French director of A Trip to the Moon (1902) was also a stage illusionist who did much to establish early ideas about 'tricks' and special effects in film. Learn a bit about him.

You're going to make a short piece of film exemplifying some of the  techniques in this video. The film will be about one character who is trying to hide something from another.

The Stop Cut 

The Dissolve

Double Exposure


Aim for 1 minute per person. Help each other to fim, edit individually.

Modern examples of the stop cut - see the work of Zach King. Get some advice from him here. 

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