Legendary Hollywood Visual Effects Secrets Revealed – How Did They Do It?

VFX (visual effects) are a huge part of today’s A-list movies, yet the first ones ever used were all the way back in the 1910s. Of course, now there are tips and tricks that everyone knows and is able to use with a good enough budget, but earlier it was all top-secret from project to project, from scene to scene. Many have been revolutionizing the VFX through the years, setting new standards for others to follow. The first ever ‘bullet-time shot’ was seen in Matrix, and the secret was – 122 still cameras placed around Keanu Reeves, triggered one by one. The solution was presented by VFX supervisor John Gaeta and to this day it’s still one of the coolest effects you could see in movies. Many other special visual effects were done with basically zero budget simply by being creative, innovating new ways to achieve a certain effect. Some secrets are still secrets that many top VFX professionals still don’t know how to replicate. The beauty of art.

He’s even cuter than… No.

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Perception. Ingenious!

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Star Wars’ Mos Espa Grand Arena crowd in The Phantom Menace was just a 450,00 cut and painted Q-tips. To make them move and look like a live crowd they used fans from underneath.

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Nothing in the scene exists besides her.

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Must have been at least a bit awkward.

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Pulp Fiction mystery briefcase

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That green man is a legend.

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No budget needed

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122 cameras were pointed at Keanu Reeves to achieve iconic never before seen ‘bullet time’ effect!

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Sometimes it’s a lot more complex than just a man in a green suit.

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Legendary – The Hunt for Red October

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