VFX Artists React to Bad & Great CGi 106

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    00:00 Welcome to VFX Artists React
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  • Blender Guru
    Blender Guru Hace 3 meses +568

    I remember in the BTS footage for Dantes Peak they mentioned that something like 6 cameras failed during the flood scene, and they were only able to do one take. But they were prepared for this exact failure, so they had multiple redundant cameras and were able to get the footage they needed. Blew my mind as a kid.

  • Dan Gaud
    Dan Gaud Hace 3 meses +1078

    Heyo I worked on Rorschach! Some of my shots are in this video. The team at Intelligent Creatures in Toronto did an amazing job on Watchmen. Hands down my favorite film I've worked on.

    • pedro mota
      pedro mota Hace 3 meses +33

      Hey, did u work with Snyder and is he as cool as everyone who works with him says he is?

    • zSyhan
      zSyhan Hace 3 meses +8

      ​@pedro motaI would like to know too.

    • jedironin380
      jedironin380 Hace 3 meses +9

      Thank you! The effect was wonderful!

    • pathologicaldoubt
      pathologicaldoubt Hace 3 meses +4

      Very cool! What exactly did you work on in those shots?

    • 【Chucklebutt】 ʘ‿ʘ
      【Chucklebutt】 ʘ‿ʘ Hace 3 meses +3

      Everything holds up so well with how it's aged.

  • Jeff Newton
    Jeff Newton Hace 3 meses +121

    Thanks for your kind words about Rorschach in Watchmen, I was the CG Supervisor for Inteligent Creature Inc in Toronto, we were responsible for all the Rorshach mask shots in the final movie. One correction I'd like to make is that you showed tests carried our in pre-production by Frantic Films (you can see their name in the top right) but we won the contract over them.
    We didn't just have 5 shapes we moved between, we animated all shots bespoke from scratch using a 2D animation setup I created in Maya.

    • macvirii
      macvirii Hace 2 meses +13

      That's a really good insider information, thanks for sharing!

    • YelloHammer
      YelloHammer Hace un mes +1

      Did you get to meet Jackie Earl Haley when working on Rorschach?

  • Rodrigo Soto
    Rodrigo Soto Hace 3 meses +251

    I love how collected Sam is when he says he has food poisoning. I would've just puked all over the set.

    • Hindianajones
      Hindianajones Hace 3 meses +4

      He’s okay?

    • Joshua Williams
      Joshua Williams Hace 3 meses +10

      Poor Sam food poisoning is horrible hope he gets well soon great video guys 😊👍

    • routybouty
      routybouty Hace 3 meses +12

      Last time I had food poisoning, I had projectile fluids out both ends at the same time... It wasn't pleasant.

    • jedironin380
      jedironin380 Hace 3 meses +3

      @routybouty Bathtub. That is all.

    • ForeverRanger 91
      ForeverRanger 91 Hace 3 meses +9

      There was a small part of me that thought it was going to be for a bit like he was going to do the ad reading. I haven't had food poisoning or even yacked in close to 20 years.

  • Marksman230591
    Marksman230591 Hace 3 meses +140

    Whether you like Watchmen or not, one thing for sure is that it’s aged super well at least on a visual and technical level. As for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, it’s actually not aged badly either in terms of VFX

    • Cen Ciende
      Cen Ciende Hace 3 meses +19

      It is the single most faithful comic adaptation put to screen, literally almost page for page exact (apart from the obvious slight change in the ending). Anyone who complains about that is the definition of a toxic so-called 'fan'.

    • Drew F.
      Drew F. Hace 3 meses +11

      @Cen Ciendeit’s the poster child for a surface-level adaptation. it entirely misinterprets the philosophical core of the book.

    • Md Junaid
      Md Junaid Hace 3 meses +16

      ​@Drew F.it doesn't you doofus

      THE JOKER Hace 3 meses +18

      ​@Drew F.no it does not. If anything it elevates the core idea of GN which is "Nostalgia". Right from the very first scene.
      But yall just look at it on the surface level and say it's about "superhero bad" and that the movie glorified their actions. Everyone who says the movie failed to understand the book, only talk about the "glorified" violence and the different ending like if that's all Watchmen is about,
      Completely ignorant of the deeper themes of the book.
      Even the changed ending (I'm not talking about the squid), the scene where Dan and Laurie visit her mother further elevates the core idea of the Book.

    • Tristin Hamilton
      Tristin Hamilton Hace 2 meses +7

      I didn't know the movie was divisive, everyone I know who has watched it, really likes it.

  • Jennifer May
    Jennifer May Hace 3 meses +98

    My step dad actually worked on Dante's Peak and Watchmen. Working on Watchmen was really cool, but a physical nightmare because it was built in the middle of the desert in the summer.

  • Grayson Kleiner
    Grayson Kleiner Hace 3 meses +1242

    Dante's peak miniature shot is absurdly well done

    • Tangerina Games
      Tangerina Games Hace 3 meses +20

      Yeah... Im shocked to see this, thats the magic movies had back in the day, all that is so much love for production and perfection

    • Richard Allsebrook
      Richard Allsebrook Hace 3 meses +41

      At 1/4th scale, it's unfair to call them miniatures - they are called bigatures (seriously) :)

    • Johnny Wednesday
      Johnny Wednesday Hace 3 meses +8

      Yeah - even knowing it, it's big enough to look real and the slight difference in behavior is easily within the range of "lots of crap in the water making it more viscous"

    • Norman G
      Norman G Hace 3 meses +11

      This was the thing about pre-cgi movies, there was no easy way to do these complicated shots... You had to come up with really clever ways to achieve the desired effect.
      Those car chase shots in League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen are extremely impressive, even though that movie was widely considered to be a laughing stock back when it came out.

    • marcos
      marcos Hace 3 meses +1

      is a masterpiece for real

  • Obi-One Kenerdi
    Obi-One Kenerdi Hace 3 meses +37

    I don’t love the Watchmen movie but the way they portrayed Rorschach was literally perfect. Such a brilliant move to make the mask flow and change organically rather than have a few different ones for each scene. This is why movie and TV adaptations for comic characters can be awesome, it can allow new little details that aren’t possible on a comic page.

    • Tristin Hamilton
      Tristin Hamilton Hace 2 meses +3

      What do you not like about the movie??

    • YelloHammer
      YelloHammer Hace un mes +1

      One thing that also helped was that the guy who played Rorschach actually read Watchmen growing up, and he actively campaigned to play him.

  • wirelesmike73
    wirelesmike73 Hace 3 meses +47

    The Abyss has some of the best miniature work in any movie. Apollo 13 the launch sequence is amazing. The spider in The Wild Wild West. The list goes on. The world of miniatures in film is a deep dive that deserves a few episodes. There are so many out there that you would never know were miniatures.

  • esskay maneuvers
    esskay maneuvers Hace 3 meses +144

    I'm blown away by how you can still find astonishing VFX scenes to talk about after all these episodes!

  • NevTheDeranged
    NevTheDeranged Hace 3 meses +21

    As someone whose life is often interrupted by gastric distress, I feel Sam's pain and hope he recovered fully.

  • marcos
    marcos Hace 3 meses +28

    Dante's Peak have the best miniature shot ever, we need more of this than crappy CGI. Mixed good CGI in just few scenes and miniatures is the key.

  • Sergyo ._
    Sergyo ._ Hace 3 meses +1419

    Watching these videos every Saturday is like the adult equivalent of watching Saturday morning cartoons.

    • only257
      only257 Hace 3 meses +14

      Agreed 😊

    • BenjaminWeaver
      BenjaminWeaver Hace 3 meses +12

      Man I been saying that to myself for a while now.haha.Most my friends could not care less about this stuff But I adore it.

    • Mike Faust
      Mike Faust Hace 3 meses +4

      I was thinking the same thing LOL

    • blownfuse26
      blownfuse26 Hace 3 meses +4

      Definitely feel the same vibe. lol
      Hope everyone is enjoying their day.

    • Scott Richard
      Scott Richard Hace 3 meses +1

      You nailed it! So true!

    VICTOR RAMIREZ Hace 3 meses +26

    The bad fortune of Dante's Peak is that it premiered almost next to Titanic here in Mexico City, I went to see it because the rooms to see Titanic were impressive and without knowing almost anything about it, except what appeared on the poster and I was more than grateful for my fate. I've seen it about 20 times and it never bores me

    • David Collier
      David Collier Hace 3 meses +2

      Volcano also came out around the same time.

  • Devyaty
    Devyaty Hace 3 meses +14

    I'm so glad you all went over League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; I had a date that I was explaining the movie to, and swore I must have been making it up. We watched it together finally...and let's just say, we both were freaking out about how good the movie still holds up today. He always lost is shit whenever invisible guy come on

  • Kere Amohau
    Kere Amohau Hace 3 meses +7

    You guys definitely need to get some miniature experts on the show. That would be an interesting watch

  • Cam Fraser
    Cam Fraser Hace 3 meses +9

    Dante's Peak is the superior volcano movie from that year, super underrated .

  • realbadger
    realbadger Hace 3 meses +11

    Peter Jackson's _King Kong_ and the _LotR_ trilogy had some awesome, _huge_ miniatures, to which Jackson literally referred as "big-atures"...
    Also, in _Close Encounters of the Third Kind,_ Doug Trumbull did some impressive forced perspective with the curved road on which the UFOs zoom by (and don't forget R2D2 being very visible on the hull of the Mothership).

  • Daryl Leto
    Daryl Leto Hace 3 meses +619

    Miniature artists react is definitely a category I'd love to see more of on this channel.

  • superkaboose1066
    superkaboose1066 Hace 3 meses +5

    Dante's Peak is a gem, does not deserve some of the hate it gets, masterfully done VFX

  • matthew goldsmith
    matthew goldsmith Hace 3 meses +1

    You guys need to have Coffeezilla on to talk about the work of his VFX artist. His set work on such a small budget is unreal and i'd love to know how he works with his artists and gets such good looking animation etc. Plus his work is incredibly important so a platform for him would do some good.

  • JCG's Lounge
    JCG's Lounge Hace 3 meses +5

    Hopefully Sam recovers. Good episode today. Yeah, I would definitely watch an episode or two dedicated to just miniatures.

  • Fraktal
    Fraktal Hace 2 meses

    Wow, a show on Netflix! Good for you guys, well done! A massive inspiration.

  • Dawid Uliczny
    Dawid Uliczny Hace 3 meses +3

    If only there was a renowned miniature maker and absolute subject expert that you could invite to do another episode.
    And yes, please, more miniature stuff.

  • PhoeniX-J-five
    PhoeniX-J-five Hace 3 meses +315

    I worked on the first Harry Potter film in the model unit (miniatures) and I can tell you first hand, working on the miniatures was an absolute blast!
    We made various different scale sections of the school for close ups/fly by shots, as well as the full Hogwarts. We also made a bunch a forced perspective streets etc, and it was incredible to work on a fantasy style film that required plenty of models with such high detail.
    Even on the school windows, every single window pane was made of plastic transparency film and scored across with a pen, so any reflected light scattered in different directions to give the illusion of individual tiny panes of glass with lead piping.
    That one i know far too well as i did nearly all of them 😆
    (We also stole some pre-made model trees that were left from Sleepy Hollow... Shhhh) 😆

    • Nicholas Hogan
      Nicholas Hogan Hace 3 meses +18

      THAT'S really cool insider info!

    • Traveller in the Dark
      Traveller in the Dark Hace 3 meses +15

      It was so cool seeing the full Hogwarts miniature at the exhibition in London. For the winter scenes, was the miniature covered in fake snow?

    • Everette Hungerford
      Everette Hungerford Hace 3 meses +5

      Wow, that's really cool! Maybe they should have you on the couch.

    • PhoeniX-J-five
      PhoeniX-J-five Hace 3 meses +11

      @Everette Hungerford 😆
      Unfortunately for me, It's the only film I worked miniatures on and I've been a professional cartoon Illustrator on licensed products/brands ever since... I highly doubt I'm a high enough calibre of person to be sitting on that couch 😆

    • PhoeniX-J-five
      PhoeniX-J-five Hace 3 meses +6

      @Traveller in the Dark yep, fake snow. They cover it and clean it off every year at the WB tour.
      I'm glad I don't have to do that job!!
      Covering it is probably fun, but the cleaning it all off!? No way! 😆

  • Andrew Lemaire
    Andrew Lemaire Hace 3 meses +1

    Lord of the Rings had some of the best miniature work set to film. The environments from Isengard, to Minas Tirith, Minas Morgul, the caverns of Moria, Helm's Deep, were all miniatures (nicknamed "bigatures" due to their size).

  • Mack McD
    Mack McD Hace 3 meses +1

    Dante's Peak is still one of my favorite movies!! so many good effects shots in there.
    You guys need to react to new Star Trek ;)

  • Myndness
    Myndness Hace 3 meses

    I actually really liked the extraordinary gentlemen back then. Still has a place in my heart. Miniatures are a win for me, as are many special or practical effects with great craftsmanship. Cool episode.

  • Ethan S
    Ethan S Hace 3 meses

    It amazes me every time Niko start talking about filmmaking technology and techniques. He's such a pandoras box of knowledge on the stuff.

  • Chris Dobson
    Chris Dobson Hace 3 meses

    Love all the sound effects during this episode. The knee slap lol

  • Michael Clark
    Michael Clark Hace 3 meses +686

    All things considered, League of Extraordinary Gentleman still holds up after 20 years.

    • only257
      only257 Hace 3 meses +6

      Agreed 😊

    • MD
      MD Hace 3 meses +78

      I think it's really underrated too, that movie was absolutely railed on when it first came out. People hated it. It was so hated it ended Sean Connerys career.
      It's not fair because the movie really isn't bad at all, it's super entertaining.

    • Jum Hed
      Jum Hed Hace 3 meses +24

      It's a bad film.

    • Rob Harding Poetry
      Rob Harding Poetry Hace 3 meses +21

      The Hyde prosthetics are fantastic

    • PhoeniX-J-five
      PhoeniX-J-five Hace 3 meses +1

      That's because most of it is real 😜

  • Jason Adcox
    Jason Adcox Hace 3 meses +1

    Would love to see you guys do an episode on Bed Knobs & Broomsticks - the final battle where the witch takes on the Nazis with her substitutiary locomotion spell. I always remember that having some fun and impressive FX for the time.

  • Cruiser80
    Cruiser80 Hace 3 meses +1

    I would love to see you guys do an episode looking at Wes Anderson use of miniatures.

  • chris chen
    chris chen Hace 3 meses +7

    back in the late 90s in China, we had a show called Movie Magic on our local Movie Channel. This show, which I later found out was created by the James Camera, explains all kinds of incredible special effects in movies like Independence Day and True Lies, most of which I had never heard of back then, but I was so in love with that show. And I suddenly realize why I keep returning to your channel to watch these great videos. You guys bring me back to my good old younger days.

    • Shane Ramirez
      Shane Ramirez Hace un mes

      We had that show on AMC here in the US. Absolutely loved it.

  • Daniella_miranda's Ways
    Daniella_miranda's Ways Hace 3 meses +1

    Lord of the Rings and King Kong probably have some of the most extensive miniature work ever done. Batman Begins and The Dark Knight also had some miniature work for the Tumbler sequences that totally fooled me. That shot of the Tumbler going underneath the garbage truck and ramming it up into the ceiling of the tunnel was miniature.

  • Tampa Dark knight1010
    Tampa Dark knight1010 Hace 3 meses

    Great video, I'm glad you guys appreciate the quality VFX done in films and recognize the quality, I can tell in many films the poor quality these studios choose to do, it's very noticeable. Keep up the videos thanks guys

  • Blaze Ho'omakoa
    Blaze Ho'omakoa Hace 3 meses +373

    The VFX in Watchmen still blow my mind. That movie is so unflinching that one bad shot would completely break the world

    • Will Speakman
      Will Speakman Hace 3 meses +12

      Shame it's a terrible film still.

    • Davidtm98
      Davidtm98 Hace 3 meses +100

      @Will Speakman its not

    • Just A Spidey Wit Da Hoodie
      Just A Spidey Wit Da Hoodie Hace 3 meses +35

      @Will Speakman Snyder may have a few stinkers, but his DC films are among the best.

    • Khalid Al Shamsi
      Khalid Al Shamsi Hace 3 meses +16

      ​@Will Speakmanhow is it terrible?

    • SirCube
      SirCube Hace 3 meses +22

      The movie is pretty solid but it fails as an adaptation from the book

    SCHUUG Hace 3 meses

    I loved League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as a kid, I'm glad it still holds up!

  • Ricky Carrillo
    Ricky Carrillo Hace 2 meses

    I think the invisible man’s face looks so good when it’s CGI because they had so much reference to his actual face that it was easier to match

    TESSIE PINKMAN Hace 3 meses +3

    One of the best episodes yet! I love miniature work - when it's done as great as in these examples. Thank you guys, for always bringing us really GREAT content.

  • Jamie Norr
    Jamie Norr Hace 2 meses

    So happy you looked at League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!! I've always been amazed by the FX

  • iamKORHAL
    iamKORHAL Hace 3 meses

    I want to see way more miniatures on here if possible! I used to get VHS tapes at model train shows that were made by the model communities to show off their huge transformed basements into beautiful model train world's. I will always love miniatures. I would like to see you guys do some cool work with it if ever (even with cool new technologies)

  • Eric Orange
    Eric Orange Hace 3 meses +213

    yes more miniatures please! I love when miniatures are used in movies...wish we had more minis and less CGI honestly.

    • Nagadir-chan
      Nagadir-chan Hace 3 meses +9

      I wish filmmakers would use more miniatures (and animatronics) and less CGI, you can still mix both and enhance so it would look exremely realistic.
      It takes actual time and effort tho =(

    • hazonku
      hazonku Hace 3 meses +3

      @Nagadir-chan Right? Jumanji is a PRIME example of that. Literally the only animals that look good are the lion, the crocodile and the spiders. All of which were a masterful mix of techniques.

  • Christopher Anderson
    Christopher Anderson Hace un mes

    Dante's Peak was a film I loved as a kid, it scared me so bad. I also saw Watchmen 2009 in theaters with my dad, rip to dad was his first dead bday yesterday age 59
    I am always amazed by how much Niko knows, he is like a super guru for everything CGI and film.

  • Rohan Sharma
    Rohan Sharma Hace 3 meses +3

    Dante's Peak effects work is amazing. Well put.

  • SoG Watchman
    SoG Watchman Hace 3 meses +1

    The thing that gets me about the invisible man in LoE is the next scene in the car is just the actor with his head painted white. You go from CG which you can see through the holes in his head to just white paint. Most everything in the movie is pretty good.

  • Gokke
    Gokke Hace 3 meses

    League of extraordinary gentlemen is an absolute golden gem of a movie!
    No clue how many times i watched it when i was younger :D

  • College1206
    College1206 Hace 3 meses

    Wore my “media offline” shirt for the first time today and had at least five people come up and ask me about it. Well done CD. Love your content!

  • Tim McErston
    Tim McErston Hace 3 meses +177

    The segment on the blue LEDs is really interesting. I've experienced this shortcoming of digital sensors while filming music videos with blue stage lights. To get around it, I've pushed green into the light so it shifts teal, then in post I was able to shift the hue back to blue. Having this knowledge has come in handy on other productions.

    • uqbar42
      uqbar42 Hace 3 meses +6

      Actually, that's really clever

    • Tyler Vigue
      Tyler Vigue Hace 3 meses +9

      Gonna take note of that, that's a sick idea

    • kitsune fox
      kitsune fox Hace 3 meses +1

      That's a pretty good idea.

    • O'Murchadha Pictures
      O'Murchadha Pictures Hace 3 meses +2

      First off, that is really clever! Second, I’ve ran into that same problem when doing some experiments and test footage where the blue light shifted to purple. At first I thought it was a white balance issue, but when that didn’t work I decided to use color changing lights where I could shift the light to teal instead.

    • Tim McErston
      Tim McErston Hace 3 meses +2

      @O'Murchadha Pictures That's a good way to handle it. I wonder if the purple shift had to do with the quality of the light itself. Maybe try using gels to get the color you're after? It's amazing how much of a difference gels make, compared to using RGB LEDs.

  • tyr0n313
    tyr0n313 Hace 2 meses +1

    The best miniatures have to be the Terminator 2 nuke scene and the Independence Day initial destruction scenes. Blowing up New York, LA, and Washington DC looked sooo good. And the method they used for explosions so they blew out sideways instead of up was so good.

  • Sebastian
    Sebastian Hace 3 meses +5

    Great video guys! Missing the 'bad cgi' part though! Would love to watch you guys laugh at some awful stuff again ;)

  • LetterP
    LetterP Hace 3 meses +9

    Wren is such a nice person. Just a great guy. I wish I could see Wren play lika a maniac. There is something hidden deep inside Wren, the dark version of him... I wants to see that version come to life haha 😂

  • alZiiHardstylez
    alZiiHardstylez Hace 3 meses +1

    More miniature stuff!
    Adventures of Tin-Tin would be a nice movie to cover. I remember thinking in 2011 times that it was pretty incredible. Pretty sure Blade Runner's been done before but that whole miniature, future L.A cityscape was crazy. I don't think Dark Crystal has been done. Metropolis for some old school love. Love seeing deeper dives into miniatures. Woo! Miniatures!

  • Mercuie
    Mercuie Hace 3 meses

    I'm so glad you guys looked at Dantes Peak again. I was so sad when you didn't cover the flood.

  • Ten-Tonne Tongue
    Ten-Tonne Tongue Hace 3 meses +1

    I like how you guys take more time to talk in these. I watched your videos a long time ago and just recently came back after seeing Peter's newest video on my feed. I remember the older react videos very quick and didn't leave much for conversation around each individual shot. It was like one statement, move on. I can feel how the pacing is a lot slower here which may turn some people off the video but it seems more natural to me and I appreciate you presenting it more as the natural conversation. I mean... that's why we're here - to watch you guys do your thing.

  • Johndoebruh
    Johndoebruh Hace 3 meses +2

    Wow it’s inspiring to see how far all of you guys have come. Congrats on the Netflix show 🎉

  • Kyle Kelly
    Kyle Kelly Hace 3 meses

    Love seeing how practical effects are used and the creativity of them. Can we get a TOP 10 list of the crews favorite practical effects? Of maybe sub categories of practical effects with motion cams, perspective, miniatures, and more?

  • CTNgaming
    CTNgaming Hace 3 meses +14

    4:54 I love how he says "do it" to "I feel like im about to throw up" cuz that's a very accurate response and absolute what anyone should do when they feel like that but he just says it so casually.

    PWALPOCO Hace 3 meses +2

    The Harrier Attack scene from True Lies - a pretty good "realism" feel to the attack - great miniature work all round.

  • NeverendingWeekend Automotive

    Does Niko really know all that stuff off the top of his head? He’s like a film encyclopedia.

    • Andy Brice
      Andy Brice Hace 3 meses +26

      Usually when one of them introduces a clip to the other two, that person has already researched the answer, so they can test the others.

  • Dhips
    Dhips Hace 2 meses

    The original Indiana Jones movies have some cool miniatures. The mine card chase in Temple of Doom sticks out the most to me. Blew my mind as a kid.

  • Luve
    Luve Hace 3 meses

    Gotta do a video on scenes from "Zathura." The space scenes were so cool, and the way they made the Gorgon's and the Robot were so cool. Still one of my favorite movies

  • Alessio Colli
    Alessio Colli Hace 3 meses +1

    Definitely a series looking at miniatures would be fantastic!
    Of course the LOTR ‘bigatures’ are probably the peak miniature work ever done in film, but would also be interested in you looking into the pioneering work of Gerry Anderson on Thunderbirds and other supermarianation of the time.

    • Alessio Colli
      Alessio Colli Hace 3 meses

      I should add of course Star Wars is also some of the best miniature work ever.

  • Edward Kenway
    Edward Kenway Hace 3 meses

    I once watched the full movie Yesterday in theatre while food poisoned, about 2 hours of sweating and cramps, I feel you Sam.

  • roguechevelle
    roguechevelle Hace 3 meses +3

    I love miniatures too! great episode, would love you guys to do more episodes. Also puppetry is pretty cool as well, the amount of work Jim Henson put into movies like the Dark Crystal is amazing and the Netflix Prequel the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (I'm still extremely salty about Netflix canceling the series) they did some great work too, the amount of detail they put into it you could see on the making of documentary.

  • The Razielim
    The Razielim Hace 3 meses +116

    You guys should've done like a Doctor Who-style regeneration of Sam into Jordan for the swap

    • BonzaiRob
      BonzaiRob Hace 3 meses +7

      Didn't look like they had much time to work with lol

    • Isnogood12
      Isnogood12 Hace 3 meses +10

      @BonzaiRob Jeff Goldblum: When you gotta go, you gotta go.

  • Goo Gle
    Goo Gle Hace 3 meses

    I was always impressed by the miniature in the opening of Logan's Run (1976). It doesn't look real, but the model is so vast for just an establishing shot of the city.

  • Solvem Probler Studios
    Solvem Probler Studios Hace 3 meses +2

    Movies like Watchmen and Avatar and Pirates of the Caribbean really are incredible technical feats, and I really appreciate the fact that they also work as evidence to support the fact that blockbuster vfx is getting worse. I hope to see an eventual return to form, as movies from the late 00s and early 10s were really beginning to blur the boundaries of fiction and reality.

  • Bill G
    Bill G Hace 3 meses +1

    I've never seen Dante's Peak, but that flood scene looked terrific.
    Some day you guys should take a look at the bridge scene from the 1977 movie Sorcerer.
    I guess it would have to be a Stuntmen React episode though, because Friedkin shot it for real, and it's mind blowing.

    • Hazel Baumgartner
      Hazel Baumgartner Hace 3 meses

      You should take a look at the movie Dante's Peak. It is a special effects bonanza.

  • Ian Palmer
    Ian Palmer Hace 2 meses

    I do toy photography and I've struggled with some of my shots, specifically those where I've used a lot of blue emitting LED lights, this totally explains my problem! So thank you so much!!!

  • Christian Dolan
    Christian Dolan Hace 3 meses

    The Abyss has some incredible miniature work: the crane collapse; the entire Deepcore model; shooting the miniature submersibles dry-for-wet

    YAG SIPCC Hace 3 meses +16

    Watchmen has some of the best Effects. They catch the feel they are meant to while looking very real, a very well done movie overall.

    • riseofazrael
      riseofazrael Hace 3 meses

      Yeah I know a lot of people don't like it but I also think it's a fantastic film. The opening montage is absurdly well done.

  • Kurtis Cleary
    Kurtis Cleary Hace 2 meses

    Been following this channel pretty much since the inception of the react series and feel like I've been hit by the Mandela effect as I feel like I've seen certain movie break downs until you bring them up. Same thing with RLM, pitch meeting and honest trailers. When they bring new content I'm like " wait, haven't I seen this already ?"

  • Enigma Genesis
    Enigma Genesis Hace 2 meses +2

    You guys all work so hard, yet you always seem to be having such a great time too!

  • Spencer Boyd
    Spencer Boyd Hace 3 meses +2

    I recently did a rewatch of 3 Ninjas. Such a silly movie and peak 90s, but you guys should react to the stunts, fighting and choreography in the film. It's surprisingly well done.

  • Luke Shore
    Luke Shore Hace 3 meses

    Great episode as always. Batman Begins and The Dark Knight have some good miniature work.

  • Phosphor25
    Phosphor25 Hace 3 meses +4

    Journey to the Beginning of Time from 1955 contains actors in conjunction with stop-motion animation of dinosaurs, alongside other clever techniques, way before Jurassic Park. I recommend taking a look.👌

  • Joe Lonsdale
    Joe Lonsdale Hace 3 meses +18

    The obvious miniature film to look at is Star Wars e4 but Total Recall (1990) has some great landscape miniatures and Aliens (1986) has some amazing miniatures too.

  • Nathan Glenn
    Nathan Glenn Hace 2 meses

    The HBO Watchmen series was amazing and worth a watch!

  • Jonatan E
    Jonatan E Hace 3 meses +1

    interesting how it happens with blue specifically but not red. It makes me wonder, could the Kenobi show have prevented this issue by having a green lightsaber instead, or would that pose the same problem?

  • kirkman22
    kirkman22 Hace 3 meses +5

    The Abyss has alot of really crazy miniature work. The sub chase near the end, and the scene with Flatbed with the divers on top of it going down to the wreck of the sub is a miniature.

  • R O N
    R O N Hace 2 meses

    I love Niko man. He's so cool and chilled

  • Sean of All Trades
    Sean of All Trades Hace un mes

    What I continue to learn from this series is that Hollywood needs to use more miniatures.

  • Diego Marino
    Diego Marino Hace 3 meses +3

    2:30 That red van shot has to be the best miniature shot in the history of filmmaking. Incredible!

  • David Collier
    David Collier Hace 3 meses

    I'm so glad I had the opportunity to work in an era where miniatures and CGI complemented each other.

  • Willfully Informed
    Willfully Informed Hace 2 meses +1

    I would love to see a breakdown and behind the scenes for Small Soldiers!

  • Jake&Hanna D.
    Jake&Hanna D. Hace 3 meses

    Id like to see some big time vfx artist and movie directors do honest reactions to corridor shows and movies.

  • LordSullivan94
    LordSullivan94 Hace 3 meses

    I REALLY wished you guys would do a cgi look at falling in reverse's musc videos! They are super cool!!

  • Dan Glaser
    Dan Glaser Hace 3 meses

    I'm sure I'm not the first to suggest The Lord of the Rings for miniature work, but The Two Towers has some especially excellent sequences -- Helm's Deep of course, but the Ents' taking of Isengard is honestly almost more impressive with how much miniature work was involved with the dam breaking, flooding the sets, etc. There's some pretty hefty BTS on the Extended Editions to pull footage from, as well.

  • nightspicer
    nightspicer Hace 3 meses +8

    The "CHARGE " Blender short would be awesome
    for the VFX series. As well as *Aslan from the Chronicles of Narnia!* where you could do a comparison to the "live action" Lion King. Also at the end of second Chronicles of Narnia movie there's a big water creature, so it might be cool to see what you think about that.
    Maybe also, Max Schneider's Gibberish music video, the editing kinda breaks my brain there.
    The *last agni kai fight from ATLA* would be perfect for for the Animators React. It's so stunning!
    And for stuntmen react It would be cool to see you react to the duel from "Potop", it's really good sword fight

  • Jason Palmer
    Jason Palmer Hace 3 meses

    I was wondering why the shots with Kenobi's blue lightsaber ended up so dark and weird looking. Good explanation.

  • NOPE
    NOPE Hace 3 meses +1

    That "you should go do it." after Sam mentions being sick is a sign of a good friend and teammate.

  • Christopher Neal
    Christopher Neal Hace 3 meses

    I’d love to see you guys take a look at Small Soldiers and compare it to the tech trailer for Small Soldiers: War for the Necron that dropped recently. The CG from the movie is a bit dated, but the puppet work holds up incredibly well.

  • Tonka fonda
    Tonka fonda Hace 2 meses

    There is a really well-done scene in Mission Impossible 3 where Ethan Hunt puts on a mask as Philip Seymour Hoffman but I'm pretty sure something was digital in the scene very well done! love the channel ❤

  • Ron man
    Ron man Hace 3 meses

    Me personally loved how the vader and obi VFX looked, added to the fight scene.

  • ForlornCreature
    ForlornCreature Hace 3 meses +99

    Nice to see a classic episode with just the regular crew on the couch

  • tobias lescano
    tobias lescano Hace 2 meses

    miniatures practical effects ara insane. Hope to see more of this in the future. MAybe non hollywood miniatures practical, that would be great

  • edvaira6891
    edvaira6891 Hace 3 meses +1

    3:30… What’s most amazing is seeing that these miniature shots were accomplished in early to mid January 1997…AND THE MOVIE WAS RELEASED FEBRUARY 7th!! Three weeks later!

  • Vaibhav Shewale
    Vaibhav Shewale Hace 3 meses +1

    i think they should again make "League of extraordinary Gentlemen" it was so awesome movie, dont know why it was flopped

  • Rick Florida
    Rick Florida Hace 3 meses

    The invisible man technique was well executed