07/05/2014 05:45 BST | Updated 07/05/2014 05:59 BST

This Is The Entire History Of Special Effects... In Three Minutes

Within the span of human memory, special effects at the movies have gone from firing a rocket at the face of the Moon to... well, pretty much anything.

In between is about 100 years of innovation, experimentation and invention which has literally redefined the way we see the world.

We all have our favourite moments, from the first time we saw the diplodocus rise up on its hind legs in Jurassic Park, to the exploding White House in Independence Day.

This amazing video recounts that entire history of visual effects, and does it in three minutes flat.

It's a fascinating watch. Take a look above.