I just can't believe that nothing in this video is real

Despite being four years old, this 60-second spot for a brand of kitchen countertops is still some of the best, most realistic 3D I've ever seen. It's not only the perfect produce falling in slow motion—it's everything. The fruit, the tomatoes, the bits of quartz, the stones, the gas, the vitroceramic. Everything. » 10/27/14 1:15am Monday 1:15am

CGI footage of people falling and not getting up makes me laugh so hard

I must be a horrible person because I howled so hard when I saw this CGI footage by Dave Fothergill that shows computer generated people falling down over and over again as they get swept around by a swinging metal fence. Don't get me wrong, I'm rooting for these clumsy CGI folk to make it through but I'm laughing at… » 10/21/14 1:22am 10/21/14 1:22am

I can't believe this orangutan is not real

When I first saw this ad I spent a while scratching my head wondering how could they train an orangutan to do the stuff this one does. After digging a bit into it I learned that they didn't trained it at all. It was entirely made with CGI by The Mill, one of the best postproduction houses on the planet. » 10/08/14 9:42pm 10/08/14 9:42pm

Morgan Freeman Becomes E.T. and Other Age-Prediction Software Horrors

Yesterday, we got a look at a fun (if creepy) little bit of tech that claims to give us a peek at our grizzled, age-stricken faces in 20 years' time. What we got was certainly... something. So we decided to put the Future Self software to the real test, by inputting celebrities as they were 20 years ago and comparing… » 10/07/14 12:01pm 10/07/14 12:01pm

Short film: Machines keep on fighting a war even though everyone is dead

Here's an uncomfortable vision of the future that'll make your soul tremble a little bit: what if we built automated machines to fight our wars for us? What if those machines killed everyone on the planet? And what happens when the war is over and everyone is dead but those machines are still programmed to fight? » 10/06/14 9:01pm 10/06/14 9:01pm

Super slick CGI movie teaser makes me want to see the whole thing

CGI and visual effects are often over used in mainstream movies these days but there are still some really cool sequences that can only pop and make you gasp with the help of VFX. This short teaser for The Message, a short film by Industry Visual Effects, goes all in on CGI and it looks pretty fun. » 9/08/14 11:13pm 9/08/14 11:13pm

Are these the 10 best looking movies that have used CGI?

Though CGI may be overused in some movies and poorly executed in more, some visual masterpieces have relied on the fantastic tool to create beautiful worlds that push the possibilities of our imagination. Here's Watch Mojo's list of the 10 most visually striking movies that are filled with CGI. » 8/14/14 10:42pm 8/14/14 10:42pm

This video shows how pretty much everything in Game of Thrones is fake

By now, we know that Game of Thrones uses a heavy VFX hand when it comes to building the world of Westeros but it's still amazing how real their visual effects can make it look. That's because pretty much everything is fake. Seriously. Anything far off in the distance or people standing around or flags waving have all… » 7/08/14 7:43pm 7/08/14 7:43pm

You Can Only Wish Your Spirit Animal Was This Adorable

Running around without your spiritual power animal is insane. You wouldn't leave the house without your Mojo or Je ne sais quoi, so why are you going to try to face life's treacheries without a trusty sidekick? I mean, look at Edward Norton in Fight Club—as soon as he found his power penguin, everything else in his… » 7/02/14 8:00pm 7/02/14 8:00pm

How Jurassic Park changed the way movies are made forever

Here's a fascinating bit of film history: one of the most incredible moments in movie history wasn't in a movie at all but just a test shot for Jurassic Park. It's that test footage—of a T-Rex walking—that changed movies forever. It's that scene—simply called the Dinosaur Skin Test—that made filmmakers realize how… » 6/11/14 2:21am 6/11/14 2:21am

10 of the Best Moments From the Early Days of CGI

CGI is everywhere now. In many cases, it's almost completely indistinguishable from things that were actually filmed. You can only tell by the impossible camera angles. It wasn't always that way though—you remember The Last Starfighter, don't you? Still, 20th century CGI had its high points, and these are 10 of them. » 5/13/14 11:20am 5/13/14 11:20am

Noah genesis sequence mixes science and religion into a pretty tale

Everyone has their own beliefs so I don't care if you side with science or put yourself to faith or are too lazy to think about it, that doesn't really change anything here. Just enjoy the beautiful sequence in this scene from the movie Noah about the creation of Earth. It tells the story of how life was created… » 5/12/14 11:11pm 5/12/14 11:11pm

These two animated elephant seals basically explain life on a lazy day

That stupid bird—it could be a mosquito, a fly, the hot wind, plans I don't want to follow up on, a lost remote, commercials, pop up ads, a computer fan running, whatever—that keeps bothering me when all I want to do is nothing and not move and never think is the absolute worst. These two CGI pinnipeds capture that… » 5/09/14 7:02pm 5/09/14 7:02pm