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Watch A Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Melt Away In The Most Horrific Way Possible

Video: These days all you need to recreate Hollywood-calibre visual effects is a fast PC and some expensive 3D software. But if you want to try your hand at recreating old-school special effects, find yourself a 3D printer, make a miniature version of Ghostbusters’ Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and go to town with a blowtorch.


This Transformers Short Film Is Every Kid's Imagination Come True

Video: In his latest short film called The Real Deal, Patrick Bovin uses some flawless CG to bring a five-year-old’s imagination and a set of Transformers toys to life. It’s as close as you can get to looking inside a kid’s brain while they play.


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.


Send Up A Prayer For Finished Effects After Watching This Deleted Once Upon A Time Scene

Video: In a deleted scene from the fifth season of Once Upon a Time, Hook confronts Regina about the whole “kill your father” thing. That’s not the best part of this deleted scene. The best part is the effects.


Terrify Everyone With This Animatronic Shark Costume

Video: As Alfred pointed out in The Dark Knight, some men just like to watch the world burn. To them, a day at the beach spent lounging in the sun isn’t particularly enjoyable. But a day at the beach spent terrorising swimmers with this amazing animatronic shark suit? Now that’s an afternoon well spent.


All Hail This Brilliant Animatronic Hypnotoad

Video: Remember that live-action Futurama fan film someone was making? In addition to binging Bender, Fry, Leela, Zoidberg and the professor into our world, the Fan-o-rama filmmakers are working on realising other characters too, including the all-knowing, benevolent, hypnotoad — ALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD (replica).


These Moving Time Lapses Are Made With Just A Single Still Photograph

Video: Though it may seem like you’re watching a time lapse that uses hundreds of photos of a scene to track the passing of time, you’re actually just looking at a single picture “moving” with the magic of software called Platograph Pro. It’s one still photograph that’s been moved digitally. How?


Watch How Special Effects Made Game Of Thrones' Season Finale An Explosive Masterpiece

Video: When I close my eyes at night, I can still hear that beautifully creepy score from Game of Thrones’ season finale, I can see the Great Sept of Baelor and the characters inside, and I can feel that chilly sense of doom. It’s funny how real those emotions are still, especially since so much of what we watched on TV was faked through expert visual effects.


The Art Of Special Effects Makeup Is So Impressive

Video: Here’s an interesting portrait of Howard Berger, a special makeup effects artist who’s worked on films like The Chronicles of Narnia and Inglorious Basterds, and the work he does to transform actors into, well, monsters. You get to see everything: Adding clay to an actor’s lifecast to build the form, the moulding process to create the prosthetics, the baking to get everything settled, the painting for detail and the application on the actors themselves.


Check Out The Spectacular Special Effects Behind Game Of Thrones' Battle Of The Bastards

Video: The Battle of the Bastards in Game of Thrones was one of the best battle sequences seen in TV or even film, and a lot of it had to do with the set up, the show’s characters and how Game of Thrones incorporated stunning practical effects. But even more probably had to do with how excellent the special effects were. Here’s Iloura’s reel showing off all the spectacular visual effects that went into the battle. You can see how a giant gets on the field of battle, how digital horses are sent to induce chaos and how a hundred extras can look like thousands.


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