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Why Jurassic Park's Visual Effects Still Look Amazing Today

Video: Jurassic Park still holds up. It’s an excellent movie that’s still fun to watch, the dinosaurs are still scary as hell, and the visual effects still look spectacular. How is that possible? Even though Jurassic Park changed the way films use visual effects, the restraint it used with its own effects is what has made it stand the test of time.


These ABCs Of Bug And Animal Deaths Make Us The Monsters

Video: Short film Accidents, Blunders, and Calamities reworks Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies for a family of possums. It’s an ABCs of accidental animal expirations, with great animation.


Recall 30 Years Of Pixar In One Emotional Video

Pixar’s Finding Dory is out today, and it’s pretty damn good. Burger Fiction took the opportunity to look back at the history of the beloved animation studio’s groundbreaking work from 1984 to the present.


Otherworldly Animation Makes These Motion Captured Dance Moves Even More Amazing

New York studio Method Design was tasked with creating something for the Association of Independent Commercial Producers‘ annual awards show. They decided to make a dance party.


10 Cool Special Effects Movie Scenes That Didn't Use CGI

Video: It’s always nice to know that not everything in movies is done with computers and CG and green screens. Almost all of it is, of course. But! There are still some directors using practical effects in some action movies, and those scenes always look awesome. Here’s ten of ’em.


Motion Capture Visualisations Reveal The Beauty Of Kung Fu

Video: The movements in kung fu are so graceful that even when you replace the human with random digital objects, the art of it still shines through. Tobias Gremmler captured the motion of kung fu and then recreated it with different digital variations: as a fabric woven over time, expanding into emptiness, reconstructing shapes from motion. It’s lovely.


Visual Effects Reel Reveals How They Make A Dog Attack A Person

Video: Dogs are friendly, loveable best friends. They don’t want to hurt anyone! So how do movies get dogs to attack people? With visual effects. A special effects team basically creates a digital double of a real dog and then makes it so that the CG-created dog attacks the actor in the way that the movie wants. In this VFX reel of German movie Look Who’s Back, it shows how that whole process works.


Check Out 20 Popular Movies Before And After Visual Effects

Video: It’s absolutely no surprise that blockbuster movies rely so heavily on special effects and CG all the time now. When the effects are good, it just makes more sense for the fictional world they are building and the shots they are making. But it will forever be hilarious to see the actors act out in ridiculous suits and fake action against a green screen. It’s all so damn silly.


Digging Deeper Looks At The Freudian Undertones To CGI In Popular Movies

Video: Digging Deeper has produced some really interesting videos about Jurassic Park and Serenity, and in their latest video, they make the case for the use of CGI as a sort of fetishisation of images.


Feast Your Eyes Upon The Visual Treats In This Stunning CGI Highlight Reel

Video: The Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques might not have the most exciting name, but every year Siggraph draws the most talented programmers, engineers and artists to its conference to show off their brilliant CG creations and developments.


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