Stranger Things 3 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, watch a Stranger Things 3 VFX breakdown showing shots before they were completed with visual effects in post-production. Plus, our favorite video essay creator, Patrick (H) Willems, chimes in with his thoughts on why Star Wars: The Last Jedi is great, and a Disney animation designer breaks down the original Cinderella dress transformation scene and how it’s influenced their other modern fairytales. Read More »

Avengers Endgame 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, check out an Avengers: Endgame breakdown which reveals some surprising things that were created in post-production that you probably never would have guessed. Plus, take a look at the life and career of professional Hollywood stuntwoman Shauna Duggins, and take a tour of props, costumes, and more from the Warcraft movie. Read More »

Avengers Endgame VFX Breakdown

Perhaps the most rewatched part of Avengers: Endgame is the extensive final battle that takes up most of the film’s third act. It’s full of some of the greatest moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Captain America’s summoning of Mjonir to Iron Man’s last stand. And it’s all thanks to visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw and his incredible team of visual effects artists that those moments were brought to life so spectacularly. Thanks to a new Avengers Endgame VFX breakdown, you can see the outstanding work they did to create this sequence. Read More »

Alita: Battle Angel 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, a group of VFX artists take a closer look at the Alita: Battle Angel visual effects to explain why even the most impressive shots in the film don’t always feel quite right. Plus, a user experience expert reviews how viable certain sci-fi operation systems are, like the holorgram screens in Minority Report and the computers Tony Stark uses to create the first Iron Man suit, and another video looks back at The Real Ghostbusters animated series with some things you may not know about it. 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, watch an Avengers: Endgame VFX breakdown revealing the layers behind War Machine’s new suit, Nebula’s metal arm, and more. Plus, watch as Adam Savage takes an up close look at the spacesuit creating for the viral high school production of Alien, and see some of the best moments from the Stranger Things World Tour documentary short series. Read More »

Making of the Captain America vs Captain America Fight

In order to tell one of the most epic comic book stories ever brought to screen, Avengers: Endgame needed plenty of visual effects. From creating characters like Thanos and Professor Hulk and wardrobe pieces like the quantum realm suits to environments like Vormir and entire shots comprised completely of digital elements. And one sequence provided some unique challenges, because it required double the Chris Evans and double of America’s ass. Go behind the scenes of the Captain America vs Captain America fight from Avengers: Endgame below. Read More »

Men in Black International 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, see how a variety of Men in Black International VFX shots looked before visual effects were completed. Plus, run through over five dozen different Easter eggs and comic book references from the first season of The Boys, and check in with director Richard Linklater as he breaks down his career behind the camera. Read More »

Avengers Endgame final battle

Avengers: Endgame builds to a show-stopping climactic collision between good and evil, delivering full-scale comic book action the likes of which Hollywood has never seen.

Now that the film is available digitally, we took a closer look at some of the final battle’s best moments and incorporated audio from Matt Aitken, Weta Digital’s visual effects supervisor, who spills some secrets about which actors were on set on certain days, just how much work was required for that tiny Howard the Duck cameo, and more. Check out our video below, which breaks down all of the biggest and best moments from that jaw-dropping confrontation.
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VFX Artists React to Cats

In case you haven’t heard, the YouTube channel Corridor Crew has been making waves with a new series of videos featuring visual effects artists reacting to some of the best and worst computer generated imagery created in blockbuster films. They’ve scrutinized everything from Jurassic Park back in 1993 to Disney’s remake of Aladdin this past summer, not to mention the abomination that was Sonic the Hedgehog. But nothing prepared them for the digital fur technology of the big screen adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical Cats.

See how VFX artists react to Cats below. Read More »

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Alita Battle Angel VFX Breakdown

It’s a shame that not enough people gave Alita: Battle Angel a shot when it hit theaters earlier this year. It’s a stunning spectacle with incredible visual effects, an intricately created sci-fi world, and some of the most impressive action sci-fi has seen outside of superhero movies. For those of you who have seen the movie, you can see how some of the cyborg-enhanced supporting characters were created with impeccable digital effects, as well as the thrilling rollerball sequence, an action-packed bar fight, and more. Watch the Alita Battle Angel VFX breakdown below. Read More »