Conan Visits Lucasfilm

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 flashback clip from 2007 where Conan O’Brien and his producer Jordan Schlansky visit Lucasfilm and point out some inconsistencies on the tour. Plus, watch as VFX artists react to scenes from Parasite, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and I, Tonya. And finally, look back at A Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired Halloween show projected onto Cinderella’s castle at Disney World.
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VFX Artists React to Pan's Labyrinth

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 as visual effects artists react to Pan’s Labyrinth, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl, and more. Plus, watch part of the Hulk vs Thor scene from Thor: Ragnarok with lightsabers replacing their usual weapons, and see how The Simpsons voice actress Yeardley Smith improvises voices for new cartoon characters. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Indiana Jones 4

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 visual effects artists at Corridor Crew take a look at the question work done during a chase sequence from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Plus, find out how Kingsman: The Secret Service compares to the comic book on which the movie is based, and take a retrospective look back at the Earthworm Jim animated series inspired by the video game. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Shazam

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 VFX artists at Corridor Crew are joined by director David F. Sandberg to look at his DC Comics movie Shazam! and some other blockbusters. Plus, former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage shows us what’s left of the original test dummy Buster from the beloved science experiment series, and watch a reel of bloopers from the Netflix series I Am Not Okay With This. Read More »

VFX Artists React to The Mandalorian

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 VFX artists react to the amazing, innovative visual effects used in the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Plus, Patrick (H) Willems analyzes a perfect episode of The Simpsons to see what makes the series work when it’s at its best, and Harrison Ford breaks down his long, decorated career in film, from American Graffiti to Call of the Wild. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Avatar, King Kong, and More

Last week, the gang from Corridor Crew dove into the visual effects of Avengers: Endgame with the help of Weta Digital visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken, who worked on several key sequences from the Marvel Studios blockbuster. Now they’re all back to take a look back at a couple projects from Weta Digital’s past. Watch as VFX artists react to Avatar (as we wait for the sequels), Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong, and the creation of Gollum for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as one of the most memorable sequences from the original Jurassic Park. Read More »

VFX Artists React to Avengers: Endgame

One of the movies nominated for Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards last night was Avengers: Endgame. It was the only Oscar nomination that the Marvel Studios blockbuster could muster, and considering the fact that nearly every single shot in the movie requires the use of visual effects, they certainly deserved it. But not every movie is perfect, and even though Avengers: Endgame has some truly incredible visual effects throughout, mistakes were made, and one of them is addressed in a new video where VFX Artists React to Avengers: Endgame. Read More »

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker VFX Reel

Now that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been in theaters for over a month and a half, we can start being a little more casual about the film’s spoilers. In fact, the visual effects house Industrial Light and Magic has just released The Rise of Skywalker VFX reel that shows how the team brought the final chapter of the Skywalker saga to life.

In The Rise of Skywalker VFX reel below, you can see how the crew used footage from The Force Awakens to give General Leia scenes after the passing of Carrie Fisher, used even older footage from the original trilogy to create a flashback with a young Luke and Leia, created a new water system for the lightsaber battle on the remains of the second Death Star, crafted a massive fleet of ships for the final battle, and used some old school filmmaking tricks combined with VFX for a quick shot at the end of the film. Read More »

Reacting to The Irishman 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, VFX artists react to the de-aging technology used in Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects, and a few more movies. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter has an actress roundtable with Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, and more. And finally, Jude Law breaks down his career on film on television. Read More »

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Lord of the Rings 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, watch as visual effects artists react to more scenes from Lord of the Rings, including the Battle of Helm’s Deep and the Balrog fighting Gandalf. Plus, an SAS soldier reviews the accuracy of military scenes in movies like Commando and American Sniper, and the cast of the new Star Wars trilogy reveals which questions they never want to answer again. Read More »