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Seeing The Special Effects Behind Jurassic World Is More Fun Than Seeing The Actual Movie

Video: 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 employed like transforming humans on all fours into little dinos that kids could ride. Awesome.


Surreal Video Transforms The City Of Paris Into An Empty Movie Set

Video: When you walk around Paris in real life, you can’t help but pretend you’re inside a movie. It’s the architecture, it’s the energy, it’s the people, it’s the city of light and you can’t help but romanticise your experiences there. This clever video of Paris, Apparences from Claire & Max, uses that dreamy quality of the city and transforms the buildings and structures into surreal movie sets. The editing is so good, famous buildings look like they only have the front face and we’re exploring an empty playground.


10 Movies That Had Embarrassingly Bad Special Effects Scenes

Video: 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 like in The Mummy Returns, seeing scenes with terrible effects totally removes you from the movie you’re watching and turns everything into a joke.


A Tense Action Scene From The Movie Everest with No SFX Added Is Hilariously Great

In a hilarious mix up, the movie studio behind Everest sent the BBC this clip of the movie that had no sound effects added. Which is really, really great for us because it is oh so goofy to see an impossibly tense scene of the movie with all the VFX added and everything looking right and action packed but sounding… like they’re having a normal conversation in a quiet room.


Why CGI Doesn't Actually Suck

It’s popular to poke fun of CG and whine about the overuse of CG special effects in movies and wish for the old days when everything was done with practical effects but that’s not really the case. What’s great about good CG is that it’s totally unnoticeable, so many movies implement CG that you don’t even realise what you’re watching is done by a computer because it looks so real.


Incredible Special Effects Reduces The Age Of A Woman By Decades

Video: Here’s a demo of age reduction VFX and it’s absolutely incredible. I can hardly tell which one is real and which one is getting aged or de-aged (the video on the left is the original footage). You can turn everything into anything you want with special effects, it’s unbelievable.


How The Walking Dead Uses Special Effects To Fake Gory Zombie Kills

Video: The Walking Dead is probably one of the goriest and grossest shows on television because all they do is kill zombies. And although zombies are not real (yet, at least), the blood and gore look real because of all the amazing special effects on the show. Here’s a reel from Stargate Studios showing their best work of VFX on The Walking Dead.


The Special Effects Behind Game Of Thrones' Epic White Walker Battle

The VFX in Game of Thrones is consistently great for a TV show, with some scenes rivaling the very best of any visual medium. And this past season’s battle (or massacre) at Hardhome between the White Walkers and wights vs The Night’s Watch and the wildlings might very well be the best we’ve seen. At the very least, it’s the most visually impressive battle scene the series has given us given all the moving parts. Here’s how they made it.


Video Breaks Down Why Special Effects In Movies Peaked In The '90s

Video: Here’s an interesting video explainer that details why special effects and fancy CGI has ruined movies (or at least, made them less enjoyable). It all feels too fake! Story Brain breaks down how as technology for CGI improved and allowed movie makers to do more with visual effects, our brains interpret it negatively.


Mad Max: Fury Road Without The Special Effects Is Still Freaking Awesome

Most movies, especially big blockbuster action movies, look embarrassingly awkward when you strip away the CGI and special effects and expose it in real life. It’s because so much is fake these days! Not Mad Max: Fury Road though. That movie’s action sequences still look so bad arse in real life. Check it out.


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