A New Quebec Exhibit Lets Visitors Make Their Own Movie Trailers Full Of Special Effects

The museum partnered with Netflix to demystify movie magic.
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A New Quebec Exhibit Lets Visitors Make Their Own Movie Trailers Full Of Special Effects

A new exhibit at Quebec City's Museum of Civilization, in partnership with Netflix, is immersing visitors in the world of special-effects filmmaking. It gives Quebecers a behind-the-scenes look at making the movies we know and love. 

The "Special Effects!" exhibit is divided according to "the major stages in the creation of a film or television production: the office, the set and the studio," each with several interactive features. 

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In the first section, "the office," visitors discover the pre-production phase of filmmaking and see original sketches used to plan special effects like those from The Fly starring Jeff Goldblum. 

[rebelmouse-image 26880214 photo_credit="Marie-Jos\u00e9e Marcotte \u2013 Ic\u00f4ne via Mus\u00e9e de la civilisation" expand=1 original_size="4500x3000"] Marie-Josée Marcotte – Icône via Musée de la civilisation

The second section, "the set," is the "heart of the exhibition," allowing visitors to feel like they're on a movie set while experimenting with green screens, motion capture technology and more.

[rebelmouse-image 26880215 photo_credit="Marie-Jos\u00e9e Marcotte \u2013 Ic\u00f4ne via Mus\u00e9e de la civilisation" expand=1 original_size="4500x3000"] Marie-Josée Marcotte – Icône via Musée de la civilisation

In the final section, "the studio," visitors get to play with post-production, experiencing what it's like to be a special-effects artist on the job.

[rebelmouse-image 26880216 photo_credit="Marie-Jos\u00e9e Marcotte \u2013 Ic\u00f4ne via Mus\u00e9e de la civilisation" expand=1 original_size="4500x3000"] Marie-Josée Marcotte – Icône via Musée de la civilisation

Visitors can even make their own movie trailer and leave with a copy!

[rebelmouse-image 26880217 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Ozan - Ic\u00f4ne via Mus\u00e9e de la civilisation" expand=1 original_size="4190x2793"] François Ozan - Icône via Musée de la civilisation

The exhibit is on display until April 25, 2021.

[rebelmouse-image 26880218 photo_credit="Marie-Jos\u00e9e Marcotte \u2013 Ic\u00f4ne via Mus\u00e9e de la civilisation" expand=1 original_size="4500x3000"] Marie-Josée Marcotte – Icône via Musée de la civilisation

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