Best Five Visual Effects Movies Of 2018

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The process of creating and manipulating images out of the context of a live action shot in

film making is called Visual Effects or VFX.

In VFX, Live-action Footage and Computer Generated Imagery together create environment which looks real.

The VFX action Movies have succeeded in winning the heart of the Audience.

Let’s discuss about five best VFX movies of 2018.

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Rampage is an American Science fiction monster film directed by Brad Peyton, Closely based on the Video game series of the same name by Midway Games.

It Stars Dwayne Johnson as Davis Okoye who teams up with George, an Albino Gorilla who turns into huge size as a result of rogue experiment, to stop two other mutated animals, a grey wolf and a crocodile from destroying Chicago.

Weta Digital Studio handled majority of Rampage’s Visual Effects.

Erik Winquist and crew members travelled to Chicago to create Chicago Loop by studying building materials and architectures styles, which would destroy in the climax battle.

Around 15,000 photographs were taken with 3D scanners and motion cameras covered downtown Chicago.

For the building destruction, artists studied World Trade Centre Attacks.

Weta Digital worked on over 600 creature effects shots.

Weta team included part of Jason Liles (performance-capture actor) face into the design of George, so that George’s eyes look like Jason’s eyes and George’s expressions are Jason’s expressions too. Prosthetics to extend forearms for walking shots were used.

The animators had to portray the creatures leaping and falling as believable as possible.

But Compared to George, no motion capture for Ralph and Lizzie.

Ralph and Lizzie are fully Key-frames animated by Weta Digital character animators.

Actors interacted with Computer generated monsters, big slabs of falling steel, glass and concrete as realistic as possible.

This film was released in United States on April 13 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a fantasy adventure film directed by Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston, released by Walt Disney Pictures.

It’s about a young girl Clara who receives a locked handcrafted egg-shaped box from her deceased mother and sets out in a magical land to retrieve the key.

Max Wood is the VFX supervisor and Richard Clegg is MPC (Moving Picture Company) VFX supervisor of this film.

MPC’s artists crafted more than 1,000 shots for this film.

Digital characters, Palaces, Forests, Rivers were computer generated.

Moving Picture Company created 101 CG (Computer Generated) images and distributed them into: majestic Russian-influenced palace, realms of snow, flowers and sweets.

For the Fourth Realms artist created clowns, army of tin soldiers, a giant mother ginger mechanical puppet, Mouse King and other animals.

VFX team worked hard to create nine-foot-tall Mouse King made up of thousands of mice.

MPC’s artists maintained balance between anthropomorphism and natural mouse behaviour to maintain the appearance of Mouserinks (Hero mouse) in the film.

The film has grossed over $166 million worldwide, against production budget of over $120 million.

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Pacific Rim: Uprising.

It is a Science fiction film directed by Steven S.

The storyline is about Giant Monsters fighting against Giant Robots.

This film is a continuation of the film Pacific Rim made in the year 2013.

Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Territory Studio, Weta Digital, and ILM worked on Visual effects of the film.

Visual effects studios produced 1600 VFX shots including newly designed Jaegers and Kaiju monsters as well as big number of robot-monster battles and environmental destruction.

Peter Chiang is the overall VFX supervisor and Matthew Plummer is VFX Producer for the Movie. Territory Studio worked closely with DNEG (Double Negative) to bring the man-machine interactions to life.

Weta Digital’s creative team designed highly technical pilot suits and helmets for Kaiju Monsters.

Motion Capture (Mo-Cap) is playing a vital role in the visual effects industry as it helps to animate any characters easily and the result is more lifelike rather than creating frame by frame animation.

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Avengers: Infinity War film is based on Marvel Comics superhero team Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

There were 2680 VFX shots in this film and Dan Deleeuw lead as over all VFX Supervisor for the movie.

The team of Digital Domain used Autodesk Maya for modelling, side effects Houdini for effects, Maya plug-in called Atomic for lighting and new Masquerade tool and their custom Direct Drive for transferring motion capture to the CG Character.

Weta Digital created 12-foot tall purple villain for Titan sequence.

The Battle sequence in New York city street has characters like Iron Man, Spider Man, Hulk, Wong and Doctor Strange.

Weta Digital and Digital Domain both worked on the look development of Thanos, Josh Brolin wore motion capture outfits to play the villain Thanos.

Weta digital handled fight scenes between Thanos and Dr Strange on Titan.

Double Negative studio created motion capture for many shots using Moven Suit.

This is the first superhero film to gross over $ 2 billion worldwide and breaking the box office records of 2018.

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2.0 is a Science-Fiction action Tamil Language film written and directed by S. Shankar.

Rajnikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson played the main role.

The story is about conflict between Chitti (humanoid robot) and Pakshi Rajan or Birdman (a larger than life Super-villain) who wants to take revenge on cell phone users to prevent decline of bird population.

Amy Jackson played Nila, a feminine humanoid robot.

Virtual camera is used. Digital sets were created

Srinivas Mohan supervised visual effects. Visual effects specialists John Hughes and Walt Jones also contributed in creating enormous city and enormous character.

Legacy Effects constructed prosthetic makeup and animatronics. Scenes were shot at EVP Film City Studios and other places.

This film contains about 1,000 visual effects shots and the CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) completed in different effects studios.

The film finally released in cinemas on 29 November 2018.

Action Scenes were shot during the month of April in Delhi with cinematographer Nirav Shah using Helicams to capture scenes with lead actors.

The soundtrack of this film is composed by A.R Rahman.

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