The Evolution of Visual Effects From 1878 til Today
If it feels Visual Effects are becoming a central part in today’s filmmaking process (see list of articles after the video), it is also important to remember that the term VFX refers to a broad selection of effects, from analog to cgi tricks. Editor-on-the-look-for-work Jim Casey had the great idea to show his skills by paying an homage to this evolving art, from 1878 to 2014.
Watching the video, it’s impressive to realize how quickly vfx were used effectively to create wonder and if the first films might seem a bit bulky, soon enough in the chronology, films that haven’t lost any of their power start appearing, reminding us both of how young of an art cinema is, and how quickly it grew.
See for yourself:
More About VFX:
- Watch How the Grand Budapest Hotel VFX Helped Achieve The Anderson’s Look
- Watch “Life After Pi”, a Raw Look at the VFX in Hollywood Through Rhythm & Hues’ Journey
- The Movies Stars Are Visual Effects: Must Watch NAB Meet-Up About VFX Future
- “Life of Pi” VFX Behind the Scenes
- What Is Happening With VFX Artists and Why Twitter Profiles Are Going Green?
- Apes Will Rise: Serkis Talks About How He Prepared to Play Ceaser and the VFX Team About Creating Apes
- Speaking in Images: Matthew Libatique on Building a Cinematic Language and the Future of Film
- Handling Game of Thrones Post-Production
- Darren Aronofsky: Digital Effects Are Changing the Craft of Filmmaking
- Green Screens Everywhere… What Will Remain of Filmmaking?
- Special Effects in Game of Thrones: A New Appreciation of the Actors’ Work