VFX Artists React

There are times when you look at visual effects in a movie and you just know that they don’t look good. However, it can be hard to specifically explain why certain visual effects don’t look good when you don’t know the many tools, terms and work that goes into creating them. That’s where Corridor Crew‘s recent series of videos comes into play.

In a series of videos, a group of VFX artists react to various shots with visual effects of varying quality. In their latest video, they laugh at the poorly created presidential plane from the ending of Air Force One, stare in awe of an incredibly composed mirror shot in Contact, laugh at a missing frame of visual effects in X-Men: Apocalypse, break down a Star Wars: The Force Awakens sequence, and explain plenty of details about all of these scenes and more. Check it out below. Read More »

Captain Marvel 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, watch a visual effects breakdown showing the creation of the Kree homeworld of Hala in Captain Marvel. Plus, meet some of the voice actors behind characters like Raven from Teen Titans Go!, Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls, and Winnie the Pooh, and get a closer look at the new Jurassic Park LEGO set with a buildable tyrannosaurus rex and park gate. Read More »

Captain Marvel 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, see more of the visual effects magic that brought Captain Marvel to life earlier this year. Plus, Ryan Reynolds shows how dedicated he is to his own Aviation gin company, and Late Night stars Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling teach you some posh slang from across the pond. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Actors Resurrected with 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, VFX artists react to the digital wizardry to bring deceased actors to the big screen in movies like Furious 7 and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Plus, a video essay takes a close look at the classic courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder starring Jimmy Stewart, and Alec Baldwin breaks down some of his most memorable performances from his nearly 40 years working in film and television. Read More »

Avengers Endgame final battle

The final confrontation in Avengers: Endgame is one of the most epic scenes in comic book movie history. It’s as if a comic splash page came to life, grabbed a basketball, and windmill dunked on the airport fight in Captain America: Civil War. The Endgame battle is a fight between good and evil on a truly tremendous scale, full of the type of jaw-dropping, “holy shit” moments that make you wonder how any other film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will ever be able to top it.

We’ll have to wait and see if that ever happens, but in the meantime, I spoke with Weta Digital’s visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken about how Endgame‘s final battle came together. Weta created the VFX for that sequence, and Aitken told me about how much the battle changed over time, which actors were present for its key moments, that applause-inducing moment when Captain America grabs Thor’s hammer, the nanotechnology in Iron Man’s suit, and much more. Read More »

Sonic the Hedgehog redesign

Paramount’s live-action/animation hybrid Sonic the Hedgehog movie is set to speed into theaters this fall, but the film has just hit a significant roadblock. This afternoon, director Jeff Fowler revealed on Twitter that he and his team are going to redesign the film’s version of Sonic due to fan outrage. Read More »

Disneynature Clips

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 the various pieces of visual effects software that bring movies like Avengers: Infinity War, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and more. Plus, take a look back at 10 years of Disneynature documentaries, and run through a bunch of the favorite catchphrases from the first two seasons of Queer Eye on Netflix. Read More »

Captain Marvel Visual Effects

Every single Marvel Studios movie is a blockbuster spectacle that is chock full of visual effects that bring the fantastical world of Marvel Comics to life on the big screen, and the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is no exception. A new Captain Marvel visual effects featurette from Marvel Entertainment dives into the post-production process for creating the titular superhero’s photon energy blasts and other superpowers, the transformation of Skrulls, and the scene-stealing character Goose the Cat. In fact, you might be surprised to learn how little of the footage featuring Goose the cat used a real cat. Read More »

Marvel Movie Visual Effects - Spider-Man: Homecoming

Over the years, we’ve featured plenty of visual effects breakdowns for blockbusters movies. Many of the most impressive displays come from Marvel Studios, especially when it comes to creating entire environments from scratch, turning blue screen covered streets and scaffolds into a completely different location. Entire characters are created using a mix of visual effects and motion capture technology. It’s movie magic at its finest, and now a new video takes a look back at the years of outstanding Marvel movie visual effects by showing us what the film’s scenes looked like without them. Read More »

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Alita Battle Angel 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 how the visual effects of Alita: Battle Angel came together to create the titular cyborg character. Plus, a video essay explores how music biopics have become stale because they keep adhering to the same formula, and you can get hours of relaxation from Big Mouth in the form of a bubble bath loop featuring the soothing voice of Maya Rudolph. Read More »