Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato explains, in this 16 minute TED Global talk, how he learned that to create good visual effects you shouldn’t replicate what the eyes can see but instead what the brain remembers.
Legato, who has worked on Apollo 13, Titanic (for which he won an Academy Award) and more recently Hugo, discovered early on that:
Once you believe something is real, you transfer everything that you feel about it. It’s totally artificial, it’s totally make-believe, yet it’s not to you.
This discovery affected the way he thought and built his visual effects and they were received and perceived.
Watch his informative and entertaining presentation below:
Thanks to Patrick Inhofer