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Date: 08/26/09 06:05 AM

29 Responses to Visual Effects: 100 Years of Inspiration [Video]

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    loopylaura Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 6:07 am
    Link: Visual Effects: 100 Years of Inspiration - A sweet collection of clips and making-of footage from notable visual effects films of the past century.
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    starshimmer Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 6:29 am
    Haha they shopped brad pits face because it was saggy xD
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    PC-Player Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 6:34 am
    Where are the clips from Metropolis (1927)?!
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2009 at 6:37 am
    Actually, that was much better than I had expected. Good job.
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    EvilCheeseXY Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 6:39 am
    Jurassic Park still amazes me to this day.
    Also, what is that music playing in the BG?

    btw, Pirates 2 & 3 FTL.

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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    August 26, 2009 at 6:43 am
    Thank God for Loopylaura!
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 6:43 am
    i like the use of the blue man group music:) sweet vid
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    orlisnjangel Female 13-17
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    August 26, 2009 at 6:47 am
    no Lord of the Rings? That`s really upsetting considering the special effects team had to build their own programs for it. Most of which are used world-wide for A.I. battle sequences..goodness i`m a nerd...
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2009 at 6:59 am
    I work with graphics and effects on a daily basis and I have to say this video was pretty entertaining especially being able to understand some of the various technical aspects of creating effects for movies.
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    YLE Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 8:37 am
    and this is while i`m going to film school
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 9:01 am
    They can photoshop video now?


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    oxyl Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2009 at 9:04 am
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    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
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    August 26, 2009 at 9:05 am
    You mean none of that was real????????????????????
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 9:16 am
    the realler it looks the faker it actually is first we start with real pictures then we use a made stage then we use miniature toys then we use a few p[ixels and alot of props then we use a green screen zomg the inequity
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    as a cinema nerd i enjoyed this
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    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    @orlisnjangel: You think any of the other effects in the video were done with off-the-shelf software? Everybody writes custom in-house software for everything. Weta`s spinoff software Massive is indeed used worldwide for large crowds, but is hardly the most impressive technological breakthrough, like the motion control cameras shown in the Star Wars clips, or the CG in Tron, or the practical effects in Jason and the Argonauts, or the Wizard of Oz...

    Cool video.

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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    I had a felling PotC was going to be there.
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    feiku Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    I enjoyed this video. It was neat to see how some things were done.
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    RdDan Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    Personally, i hate movies with lots of CGI.

    Imperfect as they are, Ray Harryhausen`s stop-motion monsters have a life and charm that is sorely lacking in modern motion pictures.

    Also, i think the vast majority of movies released today in the `Let`s have lots of CGI` genre, tend to spend little attention to the plot and character development.

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    krabkat Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    pmarren is that you? Haven`t seen you in awhile - and you said something nice!
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    HolyDiabl0 Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    How could they not mention Matrix?
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    PyroX7 Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    I think movie make-up and costume design is very skilled art. I personally don`t like the way that they are taking that away with CGI, but I suppose the world changes. At least it will never die in the theatre.
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    nerdtchn Male 13-17
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    August 26, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    Hey! What about Toy Story?
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    August 26, 2009 at 9:01 pm
    never heard of the abyss
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    MrGrowley Female 13-17
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    August 27, 2009 at 8:27 am
    personally don`t like the way that they are taking that away with CGI
    If you think about it, though, CGI is an art, too. Just because it was made on a computer doesn`t mean it`s not art.
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    Henf Male 30-39
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    August 27, 2009 at 8:29 am
    @Dfaulted: good sci-fi flick. Worth a rent. But get the directors cut. One of the few examples of where a directors cut is better than the theatrical release. They originally made Cameron cut it because it was too long - which had the effect of neutering the main plot.

    @HolyDiabl0 - good catch. Bullet time was a neat trick.

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    send55 Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    saw all of these execpt for king kong
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    Tiffany1988 Female 18-29
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    August 28, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    haha lol thats why i don`t watch old movie`s i would laugh my ass of watching those btw whats the name of the movie with the talking polar bear or something?
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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    I can`t wait `till they incorporate nano-tech with all of this.

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