Sunday, June 3, 2018

Practical effects showreel

Visual effects in films and commercials these days aren't all digital these days. As this behind-the-scenes showreel by Scandinavia FX demonstrates, some firms are using miniatures, fluid tanks, explosions,  and even live animals, with cameras tracking on robotic arms.

Most of their shots are not entirely in-camera, though, relying on digital compositing to stitch together elements. (Link to YouTube)
Related topic: Read an oral history of the "Dinosaur Input Device," an enhanced stop-motion technique developed by Phil Tippett and his colleagues while working on Jurassic Park.

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