18 Photos That Reveal The Truth Behind The Magic of Cinema
Thanks to Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), filmmakers do not need to employ camera methods, miniatures, or matte paints to achieve spectacular cinematic effects. CGI helps them build and erased backgrounds. For example, the dreaded dragon Smaug in “The Hobbit" was played by Benedict Cumberbatch. He wore motion capture suits and special hats and moved like the dragon on the set. The visual effects designers then used applications to create spectacular sequences for the movie. The photos reveal the truth behind the magic of cinema.
We found 18 pictures that show what’s actually happening behind the scenes of some of your favorite movies. Scroll down to see these before and after scenes that'll make you go, "How did they do that?"
#1 In the second season of "The Hobbit", Benedict Cumberbatch becomes the fearsome dragon Smaug
Source: © MGM, © The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
#2 Here's how some of Tom Holland's web swing scenes in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" were filmed.
Source: © Marvel Studios, © Spider-Man: Homecoming / Marvel Studios and co-producers
#3 Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in an action scene of "Justice League"
Source: © Warner Bros., © Justice League / Warner Bros. and co-producers
#4 There’s a trick to make everything in "Doctor Strange" more magical.
Source: © Marvel Studios, © Doctor Strange / Marvel Studios and co-producers
#5 The famous scene in "Beauty and the Beast" before & after special effects (CGI)
Source: © Walt Disney Pictures, © Beauty and the Beast / Walt Disney Pictures and co-producers
#6 Thanks to special effects, the fantasy world of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" comes to life
Source: © Walt Disney Pictures, © Alice in Wonderland / Walt Disney Pictures ans co-producers
#7 Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are filming some of the trickiest scenes in "Suicide Squad"
Source: © DC Comics, © Suicide Squad / DC Comics and co-producers
#8 Here's how to film one of the most romantic moments of "Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2".
Source: © Walt Disney Pictures, © Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Walt Disney Pictures and co-producers
#9 This was how Ant-Man (played by Paul Rudd) encounter a giant animal.
Source: © Marvel Studios, © Ant-Man and the Wasp / Marvel Studios and co-producers
#10 In the live-action "The Jungle Book", this is the true appearance of the she-wolf who raises Mowgli.
Source: © Walt Disney Pictures, © The Jungle Book / Walt Disney Pictures and co-producers
#11 Here's how King Kong and Naomi Watts' holding hands really look like.
Source: © Universal Pictures, © King Kong / Universal Pictures and co-producers
#12 It turns out that the gorilla in "Rampage" is a product of special effects
Source: © New Line Cinema, © Rampage / New Line Cinema and co-producers
#13 This is how they created the fastest hedgehog of all time, Sonic.
Source: © Paramount Pictures, © Sonic the Hedgehog / Paramount Pictures and co-producers
#14 In "Mary Poppins Returns", the fantastic and magical scenes were filmed using common special effects
Source: © Walt Disney Pictures, © Mary Poppins Returns / Walt Disney Pictures and co-producers
#15 In the movie "I, Robot", the robot plays the role of a robot with the help of special effects.
Source: © Twentieth Century Fox, © I, Robot / Twentieth Century Fox and co-producers
#16 This is exactly how Ezra Miller became The Flash
Source: © Warner Bros., © Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice / Warner Bros. and co-producers
#17 This is what happens behind the moment when everything changes for Jean Gray (Sophie Turner) from "X-Men: Apocalypse"
Source: © Twentieth Century Fox, © X-Men: Apocalypse / Twentieth Century Fox and co-producers
#18 Look how they filmed one of the most beautiful scenes of "The Shape of Water"
Source: © Fox Searchlight Pictures, © The Shape of Water / Fox Searchlight Pictures and co-producers
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