Flying in The Matrix
One of the most famous scenes in The Matrix involves the characters flying. This would not have been brought to life without the SFX team. Here, you can see the dots and lines that helped them do this.
Let us not forget about the harnesses the actors are wearing as well! When it was time to edit, they had to make those things disappear. How awesome is that?
Shin Godzilla in Real Life
If we did not know any better, we would have thought Godzilla was real. This is a testament to the hard work that the SFX team has put into this movie.
The creative team also added realism by adding CGI to practical shots like the tank and the bridge. The water and lighting definitely made the mood that much better!
The Tiger in Life of Pi
Of course, you only need to use your common sense to figure out that they did not actually use a tiger to shoot the movie. However, the more naïve among us might still think they did.
The realistic tiger made a huge impact on the film. However, we are even more impressed by the actor after seeing this picture. Who would have thought he was looking at this blue thing the whole time?
Iron Man in The Avengers
Movie fans will be interested to see this! What do you think? Should these scenes be made entirely in CGI? Or should they try to put the real actor in there?
It is hard to answer such questions, although what we do know is that the editors in charge worked hard to make this scene as perfect as it was. Good job, you guys!
Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy
We adore Rocket the Raccoon, but he would not have been as beloved if they had not used motion capture to bring him to life.
The method gave the character depth and humanity that would have been impossible with traditional CGI. None of us had any idea that this was what the scene looked like on the set.
The Background in Boardwalk Empire
It can be hard to find the best locations for films. Sometimes, they have to manipulate the environment to suit the needs of the scene. In this case, they wanted to use old buildings.
The SFX team decided to turn the other apartments into the open sea with ships to boot. This is a great choice because this background left a lasting impression on its viewers!
Fire in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Fire effects are important in sci-fi and even action films. Luckily, they have vastly improved over the years. As you can see here, we can see just how intense this scene was!
Of course, it makes sense to use CGI on something that can cause so much damage. We are glad to hear that actors are no longer put in dangerous situations for the sake of their art.