Why Visual Effects Artists Are the Magicians of the Film World

Let’s start our Mondays with this post 🙂

In the movies, nothing is impossible. Living, breathing dinosaurs roam the Earth. Humans rocket to distant galaxies and war with alien races. Monsters rise from the sea and destroy New York City. This type of cinematic magic is made possible by the hard work of special effects artists.

Visual effects (commonly shortened to Visual FX or VFX) are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot. Visual effects involve the integration of live-action footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, expensive, impractical, or simply impossible to capture on film.

Next time you go to the movies, stick around for the credits.

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