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Watch VFX Wizards Make All the Magic in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

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

A $500 PC and an AI Did a Way Better Job Erasing Henry Cavill's Justice League Mustache Than Expensive VFX

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…

Even TV Dramas Without Dragons in Them Are Packed Full of Invisible VFX

Before you go on a rant about the over-use of visual effects ruining the film and TV industries, watch this behind-the-scenes breakdown of HBO’s Big Little Lies. Computer graphics and digital compositing have actually become so prevalent as a filmmaking tool that your eyes probably don’t realize they’re being fooled…

The Technology Behind Valkyrie's Flashback in Thor: Ragnarok Can Make Anything Look Epic

When Loki creates a psychic link between himself and Valkyrie during Taikia Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, he’s given the briefest glimpse into the warrior’s past. He witnesses the time when she and all of Asgard’s other Valkyries fell in battle against Hela. Though the scene was shot in live-action, it looks and feels…

Spoiler Alert: This Game of Thrones VFX Reel Exposes That Dragons, Sadly, Aren't Real

It doesn’t matter who your favorite Game of Thrones character is, because Tyrion, Sansa, and even Jon Snow are completely over-shadowed whenever Daenerys’ dragons show up in an episode. But despite recent advancements in reviving extinct creatures, this VFX reel by Image Engine reveals how the show brings its true…

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