I loved The Mummy back in the day... although it hasn't held up very well.
If I were home and dying of the flu in bed, I wouldn't use the last of my strength to get up and change the channel if The Mummy Returns came on, right up to the point where the Scorpion King appears. That's some fugly VFX work. The folks from Corridor Crew agree. On one of their days off, they decided to do something about it.
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No matter whether your memories of George Lucas' Star Wars prequels are fond or furious, there's no denying that, at the time that films were released, their cutting-edge visual effects were unlike anything else out there--but how do they hold up today? It's a question that the VFX experts at CorridorCrew take the time to answer.
Over the course of this fun 15-minute video, the 'Crew examine what of the prequels' VFX still hold up, what mistakes were made and, in some occasions, what didn't work, even at the time that the movies were released.
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BBC got to be the first to tour Intel Studios, a state of the art greenscreen facility, with no suits, no motion capture, just a live performance captured in a green dome by hundreds of cameras. Read the rest
Visual effects house MPC offers a fascinating glimpse into the remarkable work they did to digitally recreate Rachel in Blade Runner 2049. Each iteration of these technologies inches close to indistinguishable duplicates. Read the rest
Inspired by Kubrick and Nolan, designer Thomas Vanz set out to create cool effects depicting massive phenomena from our universe: Read the rest
Lucas Berbesson created this nifty homemade PixelStick, and he was kind enough to share the instructions, too. Read the rest
As part of the Nicer Tuesdays series, Designer Weirdcore treats viewers to a rare historical overview of his concert visuals for Aphex Twin. Read the rest
Ridley Scott pauses his iconic in-camera chestburster scene in several places to show the tricks he used to make it so memorable. Read the rest
Depths of Antiquity is Julius Horsthuis' hypnotic slow-motion dive into fractals generated from images of churches, castles and other imposing edifices of yesteryear. It's perfectly complemented by Beethoven. Read the rest
Norwegian designer Asbjørn Lote (aka YouTuber lotsalote) used open-source Blender to create this realistic pool table scene from scratch in about 90 minutes. Read the rest
Cinemagraphs turn still photographs into moving images. Armand Dijcks has taken the gorgeous wave photography of Ray Collins (previously) and turned them into hypnotic slow-mo animations. Read the rest
Turkish artist Aydın Büyüktaş recently visited the United States, which inspired him to create the Flatland series of digitally-warped images. Read the rest
Roy Peker created this fantastic explainer about VFX and digital compositing. Read the rest
VFX artists have long complained they do not get the compensation they deserve for the value they bring to the film industry. Just in time for the Oscars, Ali Rizvi and Sohail Al-Jamea have teamed up with McClatchy with Hollywood's Greatest Trick. Read the rest
Toros Köse created mesmerizing visuals to accompany some of Neil deGrasse Tyson's thought-provoking ideas. The result, Into the Bright Unknown, is a nice way to do a quick reset of your priorities and worries. Read the rest
Dutch filmmaker Ben Winkeler combined his beautiful nature footage with geometric overlays to create Magical Triangle. Read the rest
Pierre Michel-Estival created this fabulous short film Prayer.9 "Your subconscious is not an intimate possession anymore." Read the rest