I Tonya VFX - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how the visual effects artists from I, Tonya made it look like Margot Robbie was a professional figure skate. Plus, watch a video essay breaking down how director Denis Villeneuve uses color on film, and see how the opening crawl for Star Wars: Episode 9 can fix the supposed missteps of Star Wars: The Last Jedi for dissatisfied fans.

First, see how Eight VFX made it look like Margot Robbie was a professional figure skater in I, Tonya. While Robbie learned how to figure skate on her own, some of the moves are too dangerous or difficult for the actress to do herself, so her face was digitally inserted on top of a skating double. This featurette shows how it was done.

Next up, Studio Binder takes a look at the color palettes uses by director Denis Villeneuve and using color theory, breaks down what they mean with regards to what’s happening on the screen. For example, Villeneuve uses transitional colors to illustrate a character’s transformation, as evidenced by sequences in Arrival. Watch the video to learn more.

Finally, for any Star Wars fans out there who had problems with some of the decisions director Rian Johnson made in The Last Jedi, this prospective opening crawl for Star Wars: Episode 9 from Nerdist fixes all those problems so you don’t have anything to worry about anymore. Surely, this is just how the movie will star when it hits theaters in 2019.

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