Something practical to start your day with.

Ever wondered about what the CGI/Practical Effects ratio is in popular movies? Do you think that’s an incredibly nerdy sentence? If the answer to either of those questions is yes then look no further.

Although the use of CGI and VFX is growing in Hollywood, there is still a large amount of practical effects used in movies today. The quality of practical effects is getting so good, sometimes there’s hardly any need to even use CGI in post production.

This video gives a brief glimpse into the lengths many modern films and TV shows will go to achieve their story in a practical and realistic way.  From Jurassic Park, to Westworld, to Black Panther.

Some effects might be obvious, especially by now we know many of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were animatronic, but many others are actually quite surprising, and they all pay off in the end.

There are obviously hundreds if not, thousands of popular movies which have successfully used practical effects to tell their story, but here is just a short list of a few of the most impressive, which isn’t to say they’re the only impressive ones.

Tags:

  • Jay Evans

    Editor

    Jay Evans has spent the last 8 years working as a film editor, 4 of which have been with The Initiative Production Company. In his spare time he enjoys music, comedy, experimental cooking and getting lost in the woods.

Ads

You May Also Like

When the Movies Successfully Fooled All of Us

It’s amazing how so many popular movies have obvious visual effects making the audience ...

The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History

One thing all film school students want to learn is how to create the ...

Bring on the Apocalypse! How to End the World… In Film

Creating a high concept world isn’t easy, there are a million things to think ...

You and Your First Drone: Cinematic Drone Shots

Looking for some creative ways to make your drone footage more cinematic? Don’t try ...

This Is Sure To Give You Shivers!

The new creative teaser for Game of Thrones is here and it’s sure to ...

Don't want to miss a thing?

Subscribe and join our creative community to keep updated with our weekly-ish* Newsletter from The Independent Initiative.

*We're filmmakers, sometimes we're out filming something, on those weeks the newsletters might be more irregular. Follow The Initiative Production Company (theInitiativePro) on your favorite social media to stay the most up to date on our current productions