Green Screen Tricks: Award-Winning Films & TV Series that Have Made Magic with Green Screens

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CGI and special FX are a wild world. It’s hard to bring some scenes to life by just using sets or props, so movie directors higher professional graphic animators to create the most epic of scenes.

From creating the landscapes of Mars to computer generating dragons into scenes, there’s not much that these animators can’t do. For the most part, viewers don’t even realize that what they’re looking at is computer-generated…

Life of Pi

You wouldn’t believe it, but Suraj Sharma filmed the tiger scenes with just a blue plush. It looks so lifelike in the film that viewers had no idea it was all just CGI.

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Game of Thrones

As you might imagine, a lot of Game of Thrones is CGI, especially scenes that include the wall. Probably a bit difficult to build a mile-high wall of ice, so we don’t blame them.

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The More You Know

  • Often derided as a mega-flop, Waterworld actually took home nearly $90m more in worldwide box office than its estimated budget.
  • Some Wookie suits were made from human hair.
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who played the character of ‘Fogell/McLovin’ in the coming-of-age indie flick ‘Superbad,’ was only 17 when filming took place. Being a minor at the time, his mother was required to be on the set during the filming of his sex scene.
  • Stanley Kubrick had all the sets and models from the filming of 2001: A Space Odyssey destroyed to prevent a sequel from being made.
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