Deadpool 2's Absurdly Fun VFX Reel Reveals Flying Peters, Man-Toddlers, and How Wade Wilson Was Blown to Bits

If you enjoyed the fourth-wall-breaking antics of Deadpool in his sequel, there’s a very good chance you’re also going to enjoy this behind-the-scenes video that reveals how VFX studio DNEG created many of the film’s most absurd and over-the-top scenes—including a digital crotch closeup, and Wade Wilson’s tiny toddler…

Watch This Sculptor Recreate Raiders of the Lost Ark's Creepiest Scene Using Crayons and a Hair Dryer

If made today, the Raiders of the Lost Ark scene with Major Toht’s grisly demise would undoubtedly be created using a digital stunt double and complex CG fluid simulations. But in the early ‘80s, old-school practical effects were still a Hollywood staple, and using crayons, sculptor Steven Richter demonstrates just…

It Wasn't Just the Dinosaurs That Were Fake, Even Jurassic World Itself Was One Giant Special Effect

Modern visual effects are easy to spot when they’re creating something you know doesn’t actually exist in real life. Velociraptors and T-rexes are obviously the work of talented visual effects artists, but in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, even the island under the imaginary theme park was a digital creation, brought…

Watch Chadwick Boseman Go Sledding Without Snow in a VFX Breakdown of Black Panther's Climactic Fight

When two characters with super-human abilities are duking it out on a busy hovertrain track deep inside a subterranean mine, you assume there’s some Hollywood magic at work. VFX studio DNEG pulls back the curtain to reveal its post-production work on Black Panther’s climactic fight scene, including Chadwick Boseman’s…

This Visual Effects Artist's Masterful Age-Reversal Skills Are the Closest Thing We Have to Time Travel

It’s a technique that’s often used for flashback sequences in movies when an older actor plays a much younger version of himself like Kurt Russell did in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But the results are never quite perfect, or at least don’t reach the impressive level of pixel perfection that compositor Rousselos…

Crafting One of Marvel's Most Visual Villains to Date: The Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp

Most superheroes come prepackaged. Comic book history has long dictated their origins, powers, and adversaries, and most superhero movies simply follow suit. A rare exception comes in the form of Ant-Man and the Wasp’s villain. The character’s origins are muddy and their powers are rather malleable. So director Peyton…

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