A Look At What Goes Into Your Favorite Movie Visual Effects

A Look At What Goes Into Your Favorite Movie Visual Effects

Visual effects have been a huge part of the movie industry since well... movies began. Adding that extra little touch of magic makes a movie that much better and there are millions of ways to do that.

Take a look at these shots from some of the biggest films. Weather they are old or new, you can see how they achieved the shots. From high tech green screen to simple miniatures shot to look huge, they have done it all so well its almost hard to tell how they did it in the final product.

The Matrix-2


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-2

The Lord of the Rings-2

Starwars The Empire Strikes Back - dbLRon1-2

Starwars The Empire Strikes Back-2

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark-2

Jurrasic Park-2





Ghostbusters - fBROk8y-2


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Zack Williamson's picture

Link to this reddit post that originated this: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1bntmm/movie_magic/
And the subsequent imgur album:

I realize that these are hardly original images by "f00d4tehg0dz", but you could at least give a bit of credit to the person who pulled the album together...

well that was fast ^

another botched post by mr Lambert :-))))

He should stick to photos, not writing. Weather vs. Whether, anyone?

Seriously! This is flat-out plagiarism, Chris Lambeth. Not a single movie title or caption to explain the images in this post = lazy lazy theft. Piracy.
And i see it way too often here on Fstoppers. You'd think a group of supposed creative professionals would have some conviction about using others' work and giving credit, and setting a proper example for others in the creative industries you serve.


That first Jurassic Park photo is incorrect. That particular scene was done with CGI, but they did test runs with the little puppets. Oddly enough I know this because I watched a documentary about the film just last night on Youtube.

I love the Star Wars one, with all the pillows beneath him, and some guy's head peeping up from behind. :-)

That Godzilla one is hilarious!