Special effects, computer-generated animation, and other post-production aides have come a long way in the past century, as demonstrated in this montage.
TNT's third Librarian movie, The Curse of the Judas Chalice, has Jonathan Frakes directing Noah Wyle against vampires. How cool is that?
World Builder, a short film by Bruce Branit of The 405 and Pushing Daisies, relies heavily on special FX to tell its touching tale.
Over on Chris Hanel's blog is a nifty video showing before, during, after shots of one of the Star Wars fan films known as Pink Five. The montage shows what a difference a green screen and some hard work can make on independent films, and how much talent went into this particular one.