MPC VFX presents a look at the work that went into recreating Sean Young’s replicant Rachel in Blade Runner 2049. The incredible illusion was created using reference images from the now 58 year-old actress, combined with a younger performer, and state-of-the-art CGI.
The movie Downsizing might have come up a little short in both its reviews and box office take, but it did succeed in the VFX department. Here, the film’s effects supervisor Jamie Price walks us through the history of shrinking people down on the big screen.
Directed by Christian Rivers, the visual effects artist behind King Kong, and produced by Peter Jackson, comes a post-apocalyptic Earth in which humanity turns to living inside of moving vehicular cities, attacking and gobbling up smaller towns to steal resources for survival.
A group of friends finds out that the old “the floor is lava” saying has actually come true in their apartment, and they must navigate the fiery floor to try and escape from certain doom. A fun and well-executed VFX romp from our old pals at RocketJump. Making of here.
(PG-13: Lyrics) The first thing you’ll notice about MGMT’s music video is that it stars Alex Karpovsky, best known for his role as Ray on Girls. But that’s not the only highlight of the clip. It’s the trippy “style transfer” VFX, which have been empowered by machine learning tech.
Before the characters we know and love first emerged on movie screens, there were other conceptual incarnations created by George Lucas and artist Ralph McQuarrie. The DAVE School envisions what the first movie might have looked like had those early ideas stuck.
Two foes beat each other senseless with every trope in the books in Alaska’s amusing short film packed with action, vibrant visual effects, and references to a wide variety of sci-fi, action, and fantasy films and TV shows. The only thing it’s missing is a post-credits sequence.
Freestyle MTB rider Matt Jones shows off some epic tricks out in the forest in Red Bull’s beautifully shot short film which uses rotoscoped multiple exposures to peer into Matt’s mind as he works out and improves each maneuver. That loop de loop was totally sick.
Buttered Side Down has been really wishing he had super powers, so he decided to try and give himself some abilities using ordinary kitchen appliances, a fax machine, and stuff he had lying around the house. It’s clear that his VFX skills far exceed his superhero skills.
Among the imaging technologies shown off at Adobe MAX 2017 was this tool which works kind of like Content-Aware Fill, but for video. It’s designed to easily remove unwanted objects from moving images. We’re hoping to see this feature in Premiere or After Effects soon.
Alternative band The Academic used the slight delay in Facebook Live’s video streaming to record and remix their song Bear Claws on the spot. By showing their stream on a screen while they were streaming, they were able to play along with their past selves.
We were really wondering how director Max Ksjonda created the mindblowing visuals in his clip Samoliot for the group 5’Nizza. Well, now we have the answer – it was mostly done in camera, with amazing prop work and rigging which was later cleaned up in post-production.
(Spoilers) VFX house El Ranchito shares some sweet behind-the-scenes footage and effects shot breakdowns for Game of Thrones’ Season 7 penultimate episode, Beyond the Wall. That shot with the bony walker from behind is one of our favorite visuals of the entire series.
The always educational Captain Disillusion takes a break from debunking viral videos and questionable crowdfunding to kick off a new series about the masters of visual effects. The first episode looks at the ahead-of-their-time visuals in the Back to the Future trilogy.
There are millions of trick shot videos on YouTube (and we’ve featured our share of them.) Now, Captain Disillusion is here to burst our bubble – and all of those basketballs, footballs, tennis balls, and golf balls, as he shows us some of the tricks of the trade.