Jun 18, 2014

40 Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects

 

When people say, “we’ll fix it in post”, they’re referring to visual effects. While many people may use special effects (SFX) and visual effects (VFX) interchangeably, there is a difference. It’s easiest to think of SFX as effects that happen ‘in-camera’ while the VFX magic happens in post-production, after the shoot.

Below you will find 40 fantastic examples of visual effects from some of the most popular films in recent time. From ‘green screens’ to CGI, the people who work in the visual effects industry are responsible for bringing many of your favourite films to life.

Like other industries, VFX artists face their own set of challenges. If you’d like to learn more, there’s an interesting 30 minute documentary on YouTube called, Life After Pi, that explores the rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community.

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1. 300 – Rise of an Empire

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (2)

 

2. Life of Pi

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (12)

 

3. Godzilla

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (23)

 

4. Brick Mansions

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (40)

 

5. The Avengers

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (9)

 

6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (16)

 

7. RoboCop

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (26)

 

8. Maleficent

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (6)

 

9. King Arthur

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (10)

 

10. The Wolverine

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (35)

 

11. 300 – The Rise of an Empire

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (5)

 

12. Godzilla

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (24)

 

13. The Life of Pi

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (13)

 

14. Elysium

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (30)

 

15. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (17)

 

16. The Avengers

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (18)

 

17. Ender’s Game

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (32)

 

18. The Chronicles of Narnia

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (21)

 

19. Man of Tai Chi

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (37)

 

20. Prometheus

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (14)

 

21. 300 – The Rise of an Empire

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (25)

 

22. A Good Day to Die Hard

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (8)

 

23. The Prey

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24. 300 – The Rise of an Empire

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (3)

 

25. The Avengers

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (19)

 

26. Tron Legacy

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (22)

 

27. King Arthur

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (11)

 

28. The Wolverine

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (34)

 

29. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (15)

 

30. 300 – The Rise of an Empire

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (4)

 

31. The Homesman

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (38)

 

32. RoboCop

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (31)

 

33. Elysium

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (29)

 

34. The Wolverine

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (36)

 

35. RoboCop

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (27)

 

36. The Monuments Men

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (39)

 

37. Ender’s Game

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (33)

 

38. 300 – The Rise of an Empire

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (28)

 

39. The Chronicles of Narnia

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (20)

 

40. Maleficent

Before and After Shots That Demonstrate the Power of Visual Effects (7)

 

 

 

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