…and other stories about the film’s classic invisible VFX.
Crashing models, crafting sparks old-school, front projection (!), simulating anamorphic lens flares, and the mistake that stayed in the film.
One bus had a section made of rubber, just in case Keanu ‘got into trouble’.
But, so what…’splosions!
‘We shoved so much light into the miniature that it was literally melting and coming apart.’
But it did, and it was still spectacular.
How they made Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper fight atop that train in ‘Speed’.
And it was thanks to someone who thought they had missed their bus.
All about that ILM Jar Jar test which proved the character should be all-digital.
The intensive previs process on ‘The Phantom Menace’.
How new ways of shooting, new digital tools and lots and lots of roto resulted in the laser swords of ‘Episode I’.
Projection mapping played a key role in making those racers go fast. Real fast.
A VFX oral history of ‘The Mummy’s’ coolest action scene.
VFX supe Volker Engel goes back to the film, the trailer, and the production of the 1998 film.
Storytelling with previs, VFX and a Sony hand-held camera.
‘Pleasantville’ visual effects supervisor Chris Watts on bringing through a revolution in scanning/film-outs, the unexpected use of Shake, and the film’s hardest shots (they’re not what you think).
Ridley Scott’s masterpiece is about to turn 40 – now’s the time to watch this treasure-trove of behind the scenes interviews.
The true story of the original ending of ‘Snake Eyes’, and its ground-breaking water sims by ILM.
How *that* shot in ‘Meet Joe Black’ was pulled off