Here’s Why People Think Visual Effects In Movies Suck

Your mind is about to be blown.

Visual effects artist Freddie Wong and RocketJump Film School make the argument that people notice BAD visual effects only because they stand out. But, in actuality, there is so much beautiful CGI that is so great it gets unnoticed.

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For instance, take a look at this scene from Forrest Gump and look how they added in all those people.

For instance, take a look at this scene from Forrest Gump and look how they added in all those people.

Did you notice that when you watched the iconic flick? Probably not, because it was so well done.

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Wong also argues that great visual effects steer story and character… look how artists used computers to add snow to this scene:

Wong also argues that great visual effects steer story and character... look how artists used computers to add snow to this scene:

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Wong also says that artists should stick to the computer’s strengths. Like, for instance, “right now computers are great at rendering things,” Wong said. Things, like tables, chairs, cars, etc.

Wong also says that artists should stick to the computer's strengths. Like, for instance,

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