Jan 29, 2019

40 Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects

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When people say, “we’ll fix it in post”, they’re referring to visual effects. While many people may use special effects (SFX) and visual effects (VFX) interchangeably, there is a difference. It’s easiest to think of SFX as effects that happen ‘in-camera’ while the VFX magic happens in post-production, after the shoot.

Below you will find 40 fantastic examples of visual effects from some of the most popular films in recent time. From ‘green screens’ to CGI, the people who work in the visual effects industry are responsible for bringing many of your favourite films to life.

Like other industries, VFX artists face their own set of challenges. If you’d like to learn more, there’s an interesting 30 minute documentary on YouTube called, Life After Pi, that explores the rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community.

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1. 300 – Rise of an Empire


2. Life of Pi


3. Godzilla


4. Brick Mansions


5. The Avengers


6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes


7. RoboCop


8. Maleficent


9. King Arthur


10. The Wolverine


11. 300 – The Rise of an Empire


12. Godzilla


13. The Life of Pi


14. Elysium


15. Rise of the Planet of the Apes


16. The Avengers


17. Ender’s Game


18. The Chronicles of Narnia


19. Man of Tai Chi


20. Prometheus


21. 300 – The Rise of an Empire


22. A Good Day to Die Hard


23. The Prey


24. 300 – The Rise of an Empire


25. The Avengers


26. Tron Legacy


27. King Arthur


28. The Wolverine


29. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes


30. 300 – The Rise of an Empire


31. The Homesman


32. RoboCop


33. Elysium


34. The Wolverine


35. RoboCop


36. The Monuments Men


37. Ender’s Game


38. 300 – The Rise of an Empire


39. The Chronicles of Narnia


40. Maleficent




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