One of this year's most VFX-heavy movies has to be Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, but because of the sheer number of CGI in the film, it's almost impossible to tell what's real and what's fake. Thankfully, the head VFX artist on the movie has released this incredible before and after reel for us to all marvel at.
It's almost jarring to realise that you just watched a movie that centred around house parties in a mansion that barely existed...
Chris Godfrey is the VFX Supervisor on The Great Gatsby, and he's the one who managed to get this published on Vimeo for all of us to perve on.
Baz has graciously agreed to let us release this 'before and afters' reel to show our peer group the VFX work completed on his film 'The Great Gatsby'. While this specific reel was the work of Animal Logic (as my primary vendor), in total I worked with 7 vendors including Animal Logic, Rising Sun and Iloura in Australia, ILM in San Francisco and also Prime Focus and Method Vancouver. We also ran an amazing internal SWAT team that completed over 400 shots. Congratulations to all who did such fabulous work on almost 1500 shots.
Whether you liked the movie or not, it's so worth checking out this reel to marvel at the work of local VFX artists.
Update: It appears embedding is disabled as per Godfrey's request. Here's the link to the video.