Many film snobs love to complain at length over how fake visual effects look — especially compared to practical or physical effects. That may be true when it comes to monsters or robots or spaceships, for things that are indeed fake look more realistic when actually made from models or puppets or makeup. But there’s a lot more to VFX than the obvious computer-animated elements.
Thanks to digital compositing, filmmakers have complete control over each element in a shot. VFX teams are able to add or remove people, buildings, weather elements — absolutely anything! And the technology is so good that viewers won’t even realize they are watching a composited video. Don’t believe us? Check out the informative short below and prepare for a cleanup after your mind is blown.