Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects
One of the trippiest effects of all time has to be the Star Gate sequence at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Originally, Kubrick and the rest of the crew didn?t have the benefit of computer technology to assist in the creation of the movie. Instead they relied on a ?Slit Scan? machine created by innovator Douglas Trumbull. This created the illusion of two planes of infinite proportions. Some of the shots that went into the final effect included aerial landscape footage and chemical interactions.