If one peers into the lavish worlds of Baz Luhrmann, they shouldn’t be surprised at the necessary heavy visual effects work — in fact, it was a partial reason The Great Gatsby was pushed back to summer in the first place. As his Leonardo DiCaprio-led ends its box office run with just over $310 million, we’ve now got an inside look at just how Luhrmann brought 1920′s New York City to vivacious life.
Uploaded by visual effects supervisor Chris Godfrey (who also worked with the director previously, as well The Thin Red Line and The Lord of the Rings), this four-minute reel looks at the work of Animal Logic, the primary vendor out seven used for the film. Featuring nearly 1,500 visual effect shots in total, it’s remarkable to see the differences between the sets and the finished product. The video unfortunately can’t be embedded, so click the photo below to check it out.
Did you enjoy The Great Gatsby? Which visual effects were you most impressed with?
With summer winding down, more often than not August has us wishing we could simply skip ahead a month to kick off the fall festival season. This year, however, there’s a handful of worthwhile options, including Marvel’s best offering yet, peculiar festival titles that are finally arriving in theaters (some 15 months later), and much […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I dive right into Richard Linklater‘s 12-year intimate epic Boyhood. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Noah, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, Guardians of the […]
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