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W&L Quick Hits: Magic, Severed Fingers and a Rube Goldberg Machine Students practiced stage magic, sculpted severed fingers and whipped up batches of fake blood in a Spring Term course on special effects for the theater.

Owen Collins, professor of theater at Washington and Lee, had students practicing stage magic, sculpting severed fingers and whipping up batches of fake blood in his Spring Term course on special effects for the theater. This video largely follows their final project, a Rube Goldberg machine.