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How Game Of Thrones' FX Wizards Turn This Actor Into A Towering Giant

Video: With a fantasy series like Game of Thrones, the invisible visual effects that bring the fictional world and creatures to life are just as important to the story as the show’s cast.


How The Rubik's Cube Juggler Tricked The Internet

Last week the internet watched in amazement as Leo Weston solved three Rubik’s cubes while juggling them. Now he’s back to show us how he faked the entire thing and its just as impressive.


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.


How CG Wizards Made Schwarzenegger Beat The Crap Out Of Himself

Terminator Genisys might not have been the most popular movie of 2015, but it did include a memorable fight scene where the old and young versions of Schwarzenegger’s T-800 have an epic street brawl. But how was Arnold able to fight himself? Cutting edge CG, obviously.


10 Of The Worst CGI Moments In Big Budget Movies

Video: Movie CG gets better every year and that’s bad news for the blockbusters of yesteryear which have a tendency to age really, really poorly.


Jurassic Park Without Any Dinosaurs Still Manages To Be Creepy

The first thing people are supposed to notice about Jurassic Park are, obviously, the dinosaurs. But what would you be left with if you took the T-Rexex out? Some sweeping vistas and people getting very emotional about trees.


10 Old Movies With Special Effects That Have Actually Aged Well And Still Look Good

Video: Movies heavy in visual effects don’t usually age well because they’re often trapped in their own time capsule. Special effects that were supposed to be impressive become cheesy and intimidating effects that were supposed to add to the plot become laughable. Nothing kills the suspension of disbelief faster than bad visuals. But some movies such as Jurassic Park, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Back to the Future II have all aged really well even though they’re a bit dated in some aspects.


Take A Trip Through Cinematic History With Every Special Effects Oscar Winner

Video: I’ve always thought that the Visual Effects Academy Award was one of the more important awards out there: after all, it’s championing the technology and approaches to film that makes fantasy into visual reality.


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.


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