CineMagic magazine was nothing short of amazing, a small publication that catered to the independent film maker and those that dreamed of working in the world of special effects.
My understanding is that the magazine started in the mid 1970’s and after eleven issues was bought by Starlog in 1979.
Cinemagic featured articles and instructions on everything from make-up effects to technical tricks with Super-8 film.
The information was priceless and offered much hope for those interested in getting their foot in the door of the special effects film industry.
After doing a quick count I have 26 of the 37 issues published by Starlog.
I could go on and on about the sentimental value of these magazines…they represented excitement and optimism and it’s no surprise that I have held on to these and hold them in high esteem.
After browsing through the issues again I can honestly say that they are still relevant, in this world of computer generated imagery there is still strength in the practical effect.
Practical effects are real and something that can’t be duplicated, I guess that’s the reason I’m so in love with papier mache because in my mind there really isn’t anything more practical.
This post also hints at a change coming in the next several months and if you are a regular reader of my posts you will see this change take place around the first of the year.
The change I’m referring to is about my focus, my style and my point of view.
It’s a good thing I promise.
Details to come.