Avengers Infinity War VFX Reel

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, another Avengers: Infinity War visual effects reel shows off more of the extensive, impressive post-production work. Plus, watch a tribute to the work of the late playwright and comedy legend Neil Simon, creator of The Odd Couple, and see what happens when Steven Tyler of Aerosmith surprises a street performer by singing his trademark Armageddon song with him. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War VFX

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 special edition, Anthony & Joe Russo break down every hero from the jam-packed roster of Avengers: Infinity War. Plus, see how the shots from the theatrical trailer for the movie compare to what we saw in the final cut, and check out a visual effects reel breaking down the impressive digital effects of key sequences from the movie. Read More »

Pacific Rim Uprising VFX

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, go behind the scenes of the visual effects that went into creating the massive kaiju and Jaeger battles in Pacific Rim Uprising. Plus, check out a bunch of Easter eggs and comic references from the first Aquaman trailer, and watch as Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon giggle their way through Mad Lib Theater. Read More »

Avengers Age of Ultron Visual Effects

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, check out an Avengers: Age of Ultron VFX breakdown which shows off some of the impressive digital effects done in post-production. Plus, get some tips on how to do movie quality zombie make-up and prosthetics, and watch a trailer for Dwayne Johnson‘s new film Skyscraper as if it was released in the 1990s. Read More »

Stranger Things 2 Visual Effects

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, the team behind the visual effects of the second season of Stranger Things breaks down some of the scenes from the series. Plus, Jeff Goldblum acts out a bunch of different characters from the original Jurassic Park and Westworld executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy participate in a discussion about the second season finale for BFI. Read More »

Black Panther VFX Breakdown

Visual effects have become so advanced that many times it’s difficult to tell what is real and what is created in post-production. Digital effects can be used to create digital doubles of actors, create entire environments, or make any of these things disappear from any given shot.

When it comes to Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, you’d be hard-pressed to find a movie that didn’t have some kind of visual effect in it somewhere. And in the case of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, they’re all over the place. While many of these visual effects can be easy to spot, some are quite seamless, especially in the fast-paced car chase through South Korea. Check out the Black Panther VFX breakdown of this sequence below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »

War for the Planet of the Apes VFX

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, Weta Digital shows how they delivered the subtleties of motion capture performances in the visual effects for War for the Planet of the Apes. Plus, learn more about the work of one of the puppet masters behind some of the most iconic Star Wars creatures, and recap the entire series of Brooklyn Nine-Nine with Terry Crews. Read More »

Black Panther VFX Breakdown

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 what the folks at Honest Trailers have to say about Marvel’s box office giant Black Panther now that it’s out on home video. Plus, find out How Black Panther Should Have Ended instead of what we saw on the big screen, and see a visual effects breakdown show off a bunch of post-production work that went in to the new Marvel franchise starter. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Visual Effects

Hopefully you’ve watched Thor: Ragnarok from the comfort of your home a few times now. The third installment of the Marvel Studios franchise defies the odds by actually being the best chapter of the god of thunder’s trilogy, and it gets better and better each time you watch it.

There are plenty of special features taking you behind the scenes of the home video release, but a new Thor Ragnarok visual effects breakdown shows you some of the impressive digital work that you might not have even realized was done on the movie in post-production. In this case, the glimpse behind the scenes focuses on the scene where Cate Blanchett appears as Hela the goddess of death and destroys Thor’s trusty hammer Mjolnir. Read More »

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Visual Effects Featurettes

Most of the hype for the Oscars, as usual, surrounds the nominees for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress, but the technical awards deserve some attention too. Case in point: Industrial Light and Magic has been showing off all the hard work they put into Star Wars: The Last Jedi with its impressive array of visual effects.

A few new Star Wars The Last Jedi VFX featurettes have surfaced online showing how Andy Serkis was turned into Supreme Leader Snoke, how the climactic Battle of Crait was created, and the immense amount of detail that went into one massive digital set extension. Read More »