In the visual effects breakdown for Agent Carter season one, there are the usual suspects: explosions, effects from mad science, action sequences. But the thing that stands out is just how many effects were needed to turn the show’s California locations into period New York ones.
We show a lot of VFX reels at io9, because we always think it’s cool to see how much work goes into making fantasies look real. In that regard, this excellent Jurassic World VFX reel is no different. In another regard, it also features grown-ups pretending to be dinosaurs.
If you guys didn’t know, the dinosaurs aren’t real in Jurassic World. Sorry. As for the rest of the movie née money printing nostalgia machine that didn’t have half the soul of the original, not much of it was real either. Here’s how ILM pulled off the visual effects in Jurassic World, you can see the tricks they…
Look, we all know at this point that the new Star Wars had some spectacularly lavish CG effects. But even then, it’s still awesome to see a giant, crashed Star Destroyer fall into place like it’s an incredibly elaborate puzzle.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that there was a lot of CG trickery involved in creating the red planet for Ridley Scott’s space thriller The Martian. But even though it’s obviously a very VFX-intense movie, it’s fascinating to see where the sets started, and how they ultimately ended up on screen.
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Whenever the Flash runs, Supergirl flies, or the Legends of Tomorrow travel through time, it’s with Armen Kevorkian’s help. He’s the VFX Supervisor and Executive Creative Director at Deluxe’s Encore, which creates the many, many VFX in these three TV shows simultaneously—and does a damn good job, too.
You know what the logical thing to do when you build a perfect CG model of the human body? Make this silly video of those bodies falling on top of each other in an invisible column. Even better, make the colors totally weird and let the physics take over so that they fall on top of each other ever so naturally. The…
Let’s take a closer look at the CGI and special effects in The Force Awakens, shall we?
When you go see a big blockbuster movie that’s been heavily done over in CG, you’re not exactly expecting reality. But you also don’t want to see huge visual effect gaffes that make you laugh at the ridiculousness of it either. Whether it’s bad practical effects like the dummy in The Fugitive or if it’s terrible vfx…
Doctor Who’s ninth season gave us some fantastic images: gorgeous vistas of alien cities, weird and creepy aliens, the whole shebang. Now you can get a little glimpse into how the show’s VFX artists brought it all together in this nifty compilation video.
A little nerdy holiday fun from the Splice VFX team built from the ground up down on floor zero of Splice. With colossal amounts of nitro cold press coffee and the help of software like Houdini, Quixel, Nuke, and Maya, our 12-year-old selves—or should we say elves—were finally allowed to run rampant. They really don’t…
I wasted a ridiculous amount of my youth building fictional roller coaster parks on my computer with Roller Coaster Tycoon. It was so fun! Building new rides, dealing with your customers, handling demand, creating park layouts, it all made me want to work for Six Flags. This video from AndrewMFilms imagines a day at a…
Jessica Jones is notable for mostly treating powers as the everyday things they actually would be for the people who have to live with them. That doesn’t mean it was any easier for the VFX team to create them.
The southern-fried supernatural soap operatics of True Blood may have ended last year, but the show’s groundbreaking special effects live on in this VFX reel that compiles the very best of Zoic Studios’ goriest contributions.
It looks goofy as hell, that’s what it looks like. Whenever a movie relies as heavily on CGI and visual effects as Terminator: Genysis does, seeing the “real” footage is always weird. Needless to say, there are some spoilers if you chose to watch the video below.
Hi Pete here,
A small homage to James Bond franchise, created entirely by myself. I became a huge fan of 007 since GoldenEye and always wanted to create some kind of a tribute to the greatest spy ever. All the car simulations, VFX , compositing, editing and color grading was done by me.
Okay, first things first: No, Game of Thrones’ fifth season almost certainly shouldn’t have won the award for Best Drama Series over Mad Men at last night’s Emmys. Second: Yes, this is another Game of Thrones VFX reel, and yes, Game of Thrones absolutely deserved to win its fourth Special Effects Emmy, as this video…