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Wire removal is a visual effects technique used to remove wires in films, usually to simulate flying in actors or miniatures. Visual effects (vfx) is the term given to a sub-category of special effects in which images or film frames are created or manipulated for film and video. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... 15mm British Camel Corps and Heliograph Team from Peter Pig A miniature figure -- also known as a miniature or just a mini -- is a small figurine commonly used in role playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons & Dragons. ...


Wire removal can be partly automated through various forms of keying, or each frame can be edited manually. First, the live action plates of actors or models suspended on wires are filmed in front of a green screen. Editors can then erase the wires frame by frame, without worrying about erasing the backdrop, which will be added later. This can be accomplished automatically with a computer. If the sequence is not filmed in front of a green-screen a digital editor must hand-paint the lines out. This can be an arduous task. In graphics and visual effects, keying is an informal term for compositing two full frame images together, by discriminating the visual information into values of color and light. ... In film, video production, animation, and related fields, a frame is one of the many still images which compose the complete moving picture. ... The bluescreen setup. ...


The modern technique of wire removal was pioneered by Industrial Light and Magic, when they used it in films such as Howard the Duck (film) (1986), Back to the Future Part II (1989), and Hook (1991). Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a motion picture special visual effects company, founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. ... Howard the Duck is a 1986 film produced by Lucasfilm and Universal Pictures, directed by Willard Huyck from a script by Huyck and his wife Gloria Katz. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 film and is the second part of the Back to the Future trilogy. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hook is a 1991 family action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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And while the wires attach to the same pulse generator as transvenous pacemakers, there's one crucial difference: The epicardial pacing wires are usually not attached to the pulse generator unless pacemaker therapy is indicated.
Removing the wires is often done by an advanced practice nurse, a doctor, or a physician assistant.
When the wires are removed, bleeding may occur from the sites on the epicardium where the leads were placed—putting the patient at risk for a buildup of blood in the pericardial sac.
Wire removal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (175 words)
Wire removal is a visual effects technique used to remove wires in films, usually to simulate flying in actors or miniatures.
Wire removal can be partly automated through various forms of keying, or each frame can be edited manually.
The modern technique of wire removal was pioneered by Industrial Light and Magic, when they used it in films such as Howard the Duck (1986), Back to the Future Part II (1989), and Hook (1991).
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