In the visual effects breakdown for Agent Carter season one, there are the usual suspects: explosions, effects from mad science, action sequences. But the thing that stands out is just how many effects were needed to turn the show’s California locations into period New York ones.
We show a lot of VFX reels at io9, because we always think it’s cool to see how much work goes into making fantasies look real. In that regard, this excellent Jurassic World VFX reel is no different. In another regard, it also features grown-ups pretending to be dinosaurs.
Look, we all know at this point that the new Star Wars had some spectacularly lavish CG effects. But even then, it’s still awesome to see a giant, crashed Star Destroyer fall into place like it’s an incredibly elaborate puzzle.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that there was a lot of CG trickery involved in creating the red planet for Ridley Scott’s space thriller The Martian. But even though it’s obviously a very VFX-intense movie, it’s fascinating to see where the sets started, and how they ultimately ended up on screen.
Whenever the Flash runs, Supergirl flies, or the Legends of Tomorrow travel through time, it’s with Armen Kevorkian’s help. He’s the VFX Supervisor and Executive Creative Director at Deluxe’s Encore, which creates the many, many VFX in these three TV shows simultaneously—and does a damn good job, too.
When you go see a big blockbuster movie that’s been heavily done over in CG, you’re not exactly expecting reality. But you also don’t want to see huge visual effect gaffes that make you laugh at the ridiculousness of it either. Whether it’s bad practical effects like the dummy in The Fugitive or if it’s terrible vfx…
Doctor Who’s ninth season gave us some fantastic images: gorgeous vistas of alien cities, weird and creepy aliens, the whole shebang. Now you can get a little glimpse into how the show’s VFX artists brought it all together in this nifty compilation video.
Jessica Jones is notable for mostly treating powers as the everyday things they actually would be for the people who have to live with them. That doesn’t mean it was any easier for the VFX team to create them.
The southern-fried supernatural soap operatics of True Blood may have ended last year, but the show’s groundbreaking special effects live on in this VFX reel that compiles the very best of Zoic Studios’ goriest contributions.
It looks goofy as hell, that’s what it looks like. Whenever a movie relies as heavily on CGI and visual effects as Terminator: Genysis does, seeing the “real” footage is always weird. Needless to say, there are some spoilers if you chose to watch the video below.
Okay, first things first: No, Game of Thrones’ fifth season almost certainly shouldn’t have won the award for Best Drama Series over Mad Men at last night’s Emmys. Second: Yes, this is another Game of Thrones VFX reel, and yes, Game of Thrones absolutely deserved to win its fourth Special Effects Emmy, as this video…
Compared to the rest of the Marvel universe, Daredevil’s downright restrained. There were far fewer massive action sequences. And not a single Hulk. But special effects were still crucial to making the show work.
Image Engine, the Vancouver-based special effects company that worked on Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, has posted up a VFX breakdown reel that shows just how they transformed Sharlto Copley into the film’s titular robot.
We’ve told you before how great the Gorilla Grodd episode of The Flash TV show was, and the TV Academy agrees—it gave the episode a well-deserved nomination for an Outstanding Special Visual Effects Emmy. We have the exclusive VFX breakdown of how the show created the battle between speedster and an evil telepathic…
When you get a chance to talk to Game of Thrones’ VFX supervisor Joe Bauer, you don’t ask him about the weather. So we didn’t—instead, we asked him to discuss the greatest FX scenes over the show’s five seasons in this exclusive io9 video, and the show’s ever-evolving with practical effects and digital wizardry.
Industrial Light and Magic has a proud heritage stretching back to the original Star Wars. And to celebrate, they’ve put together a one-minute video that sums up 40 years of visual effects wizardry. How many of these movies can you name?
For the past 40 years, Industrial Light & Magic has cooked up the special effects for countless movies and basically helped shape the imagination of movie watchers. They put together this reel of some of their work and the movies featured are basically any good movie with special effects in them.
This new featurette from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences goes behind the epic final battle of Edge of Tomorrow. Intellectually we know there’s a lot of special effects in these movies, but it’s actually amazing how few things were actually filmed for this.
This year on Game of Thrones, the dragons are bigger and nastier — so the VFX crew bringing them to life had to come up with two new methods for portraying Drogon, the biggest of the bunch. Including "the world's largest fire-breathing crane."
When you're watching a movie, it's easy to get lost in the magic and not think too hard about how King Kong climbed the Empire State Building, how Jurassic Park's T-Rex roared to life, or how Charlton Heston encountered the Statue of Liberty at the end of Planet of the Apes — but these videos reveal all those movie…