Visual effects

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Visual effects (VFX) are any special effects added to a film using a computer. VFX typically combines live-action footage and manipulated or enhanced imagery to create realistic environments and characters. The main goal of VFX is to take something fake and make it look real, or at least believable. Visual effects can be practical as well. Such as explosions captured on-set during a car chase.

Filmmakers have been using computers to improve movie effects since the 1982 movie Tron. This technology improved dramatically in the 1990s with movies like Jurassic Park and Toy Story.

VFX is used to create environments or characters that do not exist on set or to create scenes that are too dangerous to shoot with real people. Film directors and cinematographers work with VFX directors to decide which scenes require visual effects.

CGI: Computer generated imagery is the most ubiquitous form of VFX. CGI is made completely with VFX software and does not include any real-world footage or manipulation. Pixar has made a name for itself by producing animated films that are completely computer generated, like the Toy Story franchise and Finding Nemo. CGI is created using software, but it isn’t only for animated films. Marvel has CGI elements which are then composited into the video and they can also be parted in small parts to post in social media and with Social Boosting you can boost this videos to have more engagement and success for your media.

· Compositing: Compositing is the process of combining multiple images into one. One of the most common compositing techniques is filming with green screens. This is used in all Marvel movies. The actors film their sequences in costume with a green screen behind them. In editing, the green screen is keyed out, and the background, effects, and additional characters are added in with computers.

· Motion capture: Motion capture, or mocap, tries to take the authenticity of a live performance and turn it into a more realistic digital sequence. Actors typically perform their scenes on a mocap stage while wearing mocap suits that are covered in tiny dots. The advanced camera systems record those moving dots and turn it into data. VFX artists then use that data to generate believable digital characters. A good example of this is the actor Andy Serkis as Caesar in Planet of the Apes or Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.