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The special effects wonderland of Robert Abel and Associates

28 AUG 2009 | Posted By: Luke

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The special effects wonderland of Robert Abel and Associates

Robert Abel & Associates
 
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Robert Abel & Associates
In the 70s and 80s Robert Abel & Associates were pretty much the kings of CGI and animation. They managed to encapsulate all that was rad at the time in terms of colour, neon, typography and futurism into everything that they touched and among other things were responsible for the effects on Sci-Fi cult film classics such as Tron, The Andromeda Strain and The Black Hole.

It's a true testament to their skill and sense of style that 30 years later, their graphics could still be considered inspirational and even more mind blowing when you consider the technology that had to produce their work at the time. Everything is so epic, dramatic, over the top and awesome. Mad respect.

The following clips are just a few samples of some of the gold that they produced. Imagine how much better television could be if these kind of ads were still around.

























And of course this film clip for the Jackson Five - Can You Feel It.
Probably still one of my favourite clips of all time.

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Respect Katie
Best fun ever.
Katie  -  4 years ago
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Respect Katie
PS. 'Can You Feel It' totally just gave me goosebumps.
Katie  -  4 years ago
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Respect Luke
I know. it's out of control. Those sound effects too... i wish I could live in that world.
Luke  -  4 years ago
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Senior Member Em-T
UNCOLA! ah haha
Em-T  -  4 years ago
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Senior Member oobe
A veritable trip down Neon Lane...great!
oobe  -  4 years ago
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Respect Jake
Woah, nuts! :O CGI is the funnest! - Jake OXOXO
Jake  -  4 years ago
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