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See the Evolution of Visual Effects in 3 Mind-Blowing Minutes (Video)

Viral video condenses 136 years of cinematic effects

If you want to see how far the visual effects industry has come in 136 years, look no further than this incredible three-minute video by YouTuber Jim Casey.

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“The Evolution of Visual Effects” has been a viral hit since it premiered on the video sharing site May 6. Casey’s video features rapid clips of movies starting all the way back in 1878, when the zoetrope first introduced the moving image.

Classics like “A Trip to the Moon,” “King Kong,” “Steamboat Willie” and “The Ten Commandments” all make appearances before “Jurassic Park,” “Independence Day,” “Gravity” and other monsters of the CGI era.

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