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Special Effects

  1. special effects
    How The Politician Turned Ben Platt Into a Wooden MannequinIt took SFX, woodworking tools, and a 3-D full-body scan.
  2. rats!
    How Stranger Things 3 Pulled Off Those Disgusting Exploding RatsThe gooey rodent blobs are the result of a process that began with The Thing and ended with a creature that’s “awesome and awful at the same time.”
  3. special effects
    How Midsommar Smushed Those BodiesSpecial effects artist Iván Pohárnok reveals the trick that helped him pull off that gruesome Ättestupa scene.
  4. game of thrones
    Why Game of Thrones Had to Shoo Away Its DirewolvesEven on a show that set the gold standard for TV visual effects, the Stark wolves represented a unique — and ultimately unsustainable — challenge.
  5. remember that time
    Brad Pitt, Baby Shampoo, a Unitard: The Story Behind That Meet Joe Black SceneWe talk to the men responsible for the scene in which Brad Pitt is violently hit by two cars at once.
  6. special effects
    How The Umbrella Academy’s Swole Gorilla Man Got So Absurdly Swole“I looked at the comics before I was officially cast, and I was like, Oh, my God, this guy is a human head on a gorilla body.”
  7. special effects
    True Detective’s Old-Man Makeup Was Inspired by The Nutty Professor and AmadeusThe makeup artist behind True Detective season three reveals the secrets of a special-effects feat.
  8. movies
    How First Man Faked the Moon LandingDamien Chazelle and the team behind First Man on recreating Neil Armstrong’s history-making moment, almost entirely with practical effects.
  9. special effects
    How Mary Poppins Returns Turned a Bowl Into a FantasiaDirector Rob Marshall on combining live-action, 2-D animation, and 3-D computer rendering to create a passage of eye-popping originality.
  10. aquaman
    How James Wan Sent Aquaman UnderwaterJason Momoa’s beard hair was a technical nightmare.
  11. backstories
    How Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners Brought the Personification of Death to LifeBack in 1996, nobody knew how to capture death visually onscreen.
  12. 6 Movies With Hidden CGISpecial effects can be subtle, too!
  13. lights camera cgi
    How Lord of the Rings’ Gollum Changed the Course of SFXOne of the many hands who worked on Andy Serkis’s groundbreaking mo-cap performance looks back on the process of creating a new breed of CG character.
  14. oral histories
    An Oral History of The Dark Knight’s Pencil TrickNo CGI, but a few bouts of unconsciousness.
  15. the industry
    Can Special Effects Be Special Again?How the VFX industry plateaued  — and where it might go from here.
  16. special effects
    Here’s How Sharp Objects Made All of Camille’s ScarsThe makeup-effects team spent hours applying more than 350 fake scars to Amy Adams’s body.
  17. special effects
    How Ant-Man and the Wasp’s VFX Chief Put Real Quantum Mechanics to WorkAs it happens, effects coordinator Stephane Ceretti studied the stuff in school.
  18. behind the scenes
    How Okja Brought Its Adorable Super-Pig to LifeWriter-director Bong Joon-ho and VFX supervisor Erik De Boer on the process — from sketches to models to computer animation — that gave birth to Okja.
  19. How Animators Created That Intense Rogue One Space Battle▶️ Our Behind the Movies series investigates that memorable collision from the end of Rogue One.
  20. the latest in claustrophobia news
    Josh Brolin Getting His Cable Mask Made Is the Most Harrowing Part of Deadpool 2#claustrophobiarocks
  21. An Incredible Video of How King Kong Has Evolved Over the Last 8 DecadesSpecial effects, from stop-motion to CGI, have defined the films.
  22. special effects
    Behind the VFX of Star Wars: The Force AwakensHow the beautiful digital sausage is made.
  23. special effects
    Why Ghostbusters Looks So Unusual in 3-DDid you notice that the ghosts were “breaking” the frame?
  24. This VFX Artist Makes Awesome Videos of His SonThose are some dangerous-looking monkey bars.
  25. four guys
    One-Hour Convo About VFX in Star WarsWait, Maz is not real?
  26. special effects
    How GOT Made That Hardhome Battle SequenceLots of CGI.
  27. special effects
    4 Things That Movie Special Effects Still Can’t Seem to Get RightAs evidenced by recent and upcoming blockbusters.
  28. special effects
    The 6 Green-Screeniest Moments of Arrested Development Season 4The six most egregious bits.
  29. tv
    Game of Thrones’ Dragon Creators Explain the Beasts’ Teenage EvolutionOne part angry swan, one part Jurassic Park.
  30. the avengers
    Watch an Astounding FX Reel From The AvengersSo, how’d they do it?
  31. Supercut: Windows Smashing in FilmMovie magic!
  32. game of thrones
    Get a Look at the Special Effects in Season Two of Game of ThronesLet this tide you over to March 2013.
  33. john carter
    See How Pixar Assisted in Animation for John CarterFree Woola! (Remember? No?)
  34. boardwalk empire
    See What Boardwalk Empire Looks Like With (and Without) Special EffectsSo Boardwalk Empire wasn’t filmed in the roaring twenties?
  35. clickables
    Watch a Visual-Effects Reel for Rise of the Planet of the ApesWait, the monkeys aren’t real?
  36. special effects
    Social Network and Let Me In: When Bad CG Happens to Great MoviesApparently, computer-generated cold breath hasn’t come a long way since ‘Titanic.’
  37. the march of progress
    Avatar’s Best Special EffectsCameron set out to best some specific effects standard-bearers — but how often did he succeed?