If you haven’t had a chance to check out Netflix’s reboot of the campy ‘60s scifi classic, Lost in Space, you might want to avoid this spoiler-packed look at some of the new series’ visual effects. But this behind-the-scenes is a great example of how far VFX has come—and how a low-budget scifi show doesn’t necessarily…
Even though we know every last frame came out of a giant rack of computers, Coco is no less spectacular to watch. It’s arguably one of Pixar’s most beautiful animated films, and this brief behind-the-scenes look at how the movie’s colorful Land of the Dead was built only adds another level of awe to the experience.
Avengers: Infinity War is about our beloved superheroes protecting Infinity Stones from an all-powerful villain. But today, they war against some tiny box-shaped magnets that look eerily like Baby Mother Boxes. Just a coincidence, I’m sure! Check out this exclusive video from Backyard VFX artist Joey Shanks, all about…
Aardman Animations is one of only a few studios keeping the art of stop-motion animation alive. But for its latest feature, Early Man, even Aardman’s talented animators took advantage of modern filmmaking tricks to help bring an entire stadium full of Bronze Age soccer fans to life.
When Hela destroyed Thor’s hammer near the beginning of Thor: Ragnarok, we knew we were in for some serious shit. And this godlike moment needed a lot of VFX love in order to make it a reality.
Too often, filmmakers fall into the trap of thinking that a good, smart genre film requires a hefty VFX budget to bring its breathtaking, impossible visuals to life. Though that may have been true once, Matthew Charles Santoro’s Higher Power is proof positive it’s no longer the case.
Recent advancements in artificial intelligence have made it easier than ever to swap someone’s face into a video, but Hollywood has already been doing this for years with flawless results. This visual effects reel breaks down how the team behind Logan created a second Hugh Jackman to use onscreen.
If you thought we were still a few years away from human actors believably being replaced by digital replicas, we’re actually already there. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at Framestore’s work on Thor: Ragnarok’s visual effects to see how.
As fascinating as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of your favorite film or TV show can often be, if you’re not already a fan of Fear the Walking Dead and its over-the-top gore, you’ll probably want to skip this particular visual effects breakdown reel, which delves into how the show made season three appear so…
Most moviegoers may not know Doug Jones, but they’ve almost inevitably seen one of his roles.
In a detailed interview, visual effects artist Jonathan Weber talks about some of the nitty gritty details that went into making Wakanda really pop on screen. It was a lot of work.
With 98 and 100 percent scores on Rotten Tomatoes, you’re missing out if you haven’t seen 2015's delightful Paddington, or the sequel that came out this year. Even more delightful is this behind-the-scenes look at some of the visual effects from Paddington 2, which reveals how actors perform with a tiny bear that’s…
Though you aren’t given much information about just what many of the strange, mutated creatures in Alex Garland’s Annihilation are, the film gives most of them enough time on screen to let you draw some logical conclusions.
When you think Star Wars vehicles you don’t think “wheels,” you think flying, hovering, walking, or crawling. So it’s kind of weird to see fairly normal looking pickup trucks driving through the “alien” world in this behind-the-scenes footage from The Last Jedi.
Taking Supreme Leader Snoke from a vague hologram to a physical presence was one of the biggest challenges for the visual effects team on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the process was a complex push and pull between the director, the effects artists, and Andy Serkis, who portrayed Snoke in motion capture and voice.
The visual effects breakdown reels continue to pour out of Hollywood as we get closer to the Academy Awards in March, with Industrial Light & Magic showing the world exactly why it’s won 16 Oscars for Best Visual Effects over the years, and why it thinks it deserves a 17th for its work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Star Wars and toys have gone hand in hand ever since the franchise kicked off four decades ago. But usually, it’s the movies dictating what we see on store shelves—not the other way around. But in one particularly odd case, it ended up being that way for The Last Jedi.
There’s no doubt Dwayne Johnson is physically capable of performing almost any stunt Hollywood asks of him, but when it comes to bashing in the chest of another performer on a motorcycle with a giant log, that’s when his digital stunt double steps in to safely take a swing.
It’s doubtful if any of the Harry Potter books could have been turned into movies without the benefit of modern visual effects techniques. And while so much of what you see in blockbuster movies is created by a computer now, it’s fun to see the old-school, on-set tricks used to make films like Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
There’s a long list of things wrong with the Justice League movie, not the least of which being the hasty and poorly-executed digital removal of Henry Cavill’s mustache that he couldn’t shave during the film’s reshoots. But not to worry, some random dude on the internet with a $500 used PC and a world-changing AI just…