15 Behind-The-Scenes Shots That Reveal How Movie Magic Is Made
Today, most movies releasing spend a lot of their budget on special effects. As technology improves there are many directors that try to push the limit of how far they can go with the technology.
The only way we can understand the scope of how much time and effort goes into making these scenes we have to take a look at the behind-the-scenes shots of these movies. When we look at the scene before the VFX was added we get to understand how much effort was put into making the final product.
1Star Wars: The Last Jedi
For those of you who didn’t watch ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ or didn’t know this small fact, Andy Serkis played Supreme Leader Snoke. He used motion capture to bring the big bad guy alive. His performance was impressive but the writing of the movie didn’t allow the character to become immortal like the rest of the Star Wars characters.
You might be wondering why they didn’t just use a normal cat in ‘Captain Marvel’. The truth is the cat isn’t a cat, it actually is an alien in the form of a cat. They also needed the cat to act in a way normal cats wouldn’t act in so instead of training a normal cat to do all that they made the cat out of CGI.
It is a known fact that the entire movie was made from CGI except for the human characters. This behind-the-scenes look at the movie gives us an idea of how complex making a movie like this can be. The actors have to wear motion capture suits and dots on their faces that can help animators design the character’s facial animations according to the actor’s real expressions.
‘Aquaman’ was very heavy on the underwater CGI but the intense fight scenes out in the ocean were also made from CGI. To keep the actors safe they placed a boat on hydraulics that could simulate the movement of being out at sea and used water to mimic the effects of rain and the splash of the ocean. Everything else was CGI.
The soft reboot to the ‘Transformers’ franchise did see better reviews form the critics and the masses but as always the loveable yellow robot was completely CGI. The issue with using CGI characters with human ones is letting the human actors know where to look. In this shot, we see the human character has to look at a green foam mattress on the ground to understand where the CGI robot will be.