VFX Artists React to Titanic

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 edition of “VFX Artists React” has the Corridor Crew looking at an episode of Supergirl, the miraculous achievement that was Titanic, and more. Plus, a video essay explores why Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Aliens are two of the best sequels ever, and Bumblebee star Hailee Steinfeld answers the web’s most searched questions about herself. Read More »

Disenchantment Easter Eggs

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 some Easter eggs and references you might have missed in the first season of Disenchantment on Netflix. Plus, visual effects artists take a look at the work done on movies like Gemini Man, the robot from I Am Mother, and other movies, and Kevin Smith breaks down some theories and questions that fans have had about Jay and Silent Bob. Read More »

Gemini Man Visual Effects

Though critics didn’t seem to care for Gemini Man much, one of the consistent compliments among many have been with regards to the visual effects used to create a young Will Smith that faces off with an older version of Will Smith. The team behind this amazing technological achievement in visual effects has consistently touted the fact that they didn’t simply de-age Will Smith’s face, but instead, they created a completely digital model of young Will Smith that was informed by a motion-capture performance. Now a Gemini Man visual effects breakdown reveals how it was accomplished. Read More »

What's Wrong with Modern 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, a professional visual effects artist explains some of the problems with the CGI used in some of today’s movies and points out the biggest hurdle with generating realistic visual effects. Plus, learn about the legend of Tallahassee, the greatest zombie hunter in all of Zombieland, and listen as Forest Whitaker breaks down some of his most memorable performances. Read More »

Ad Astra 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 an extensive dive into the making of the visual effects for the moon sequences in the sci-fi thriller Ad Astra. Plus, listen as Kevin Smith enthusiastically and meticulously breaks down a scene from Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (in theaters this week), and find out what it takes to become part of those traveling Disney On Ice shows that families love so much. Read More »

Spider-Man Far From Home 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, get a breakdown of some of the Spider-Man: Far From Home VFX, including the trippy Mysterio nightmare sequence. Plus, listen as the Mean Girls costume designer looks back at the wardrobe from the movie for its 15th anniversary, and watch as Jim Gaffigan goes undercover on Reddit, YouTube and Twitter. Read More »

Saturday Night Live 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, find out how the visual effects unit gives Saturday Night Live the tools they need to pull off some high-tech sketches in an insanely truncated timetable. Plus, take a closer look at the brilliant editing of David Fincher‘s serial killer series Mindhunter on Netflix, and watch as Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes create their own edition of Hot Ones. Read More »

The Futuristic World of Hanna-Barbera

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, take a look back at The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, a motion simulation attraction that opened at Universal Studios Florida back in 1990. Plus, watch a VFX breakdown of some of the digital effects used to create aliens, weapons, environments and more in Men in Black International, and learn how a celebrity trainer gets actors like Matt Damon, Jennifer Aniston and more in shape for certain roles on film. Read More »

Avengers Endgame 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, there have been a handful of breakdowns of Avengers: Endgame visual effects recently, but the past week brought a whole new batch that really digs deep into the extensive post-production work done in order to bring the epic comic book sequel to life. Find out what was real and what wasn’t, see how Mark Ruffalo become Hulk, learn why Captain Marvel’s new look and the quantum realm suits were created digitally, and more. Read More »

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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, a visual effects crew turns Kevin McCallister’s battle plan from the end of Home Alone into a gruesome, R-rated massacre. Plus, Shazam! director David F. Sandberg reveals some lessons in filmmaking that he’s learned while working on some big studio movies, and IT monster Pennywise the Dancing Clown is looking for love in all the wrong places as a contestant on the reality series The Bachelorette. Read More »