15 Movie Visual Effects That Were Done In A Left Field Way

15 Movie Visual Effects That Were Done In A Left Field Way

We are utterly enthralled by all sorts of magic. Street magic, christmas magic, straight up wizarding magic. But our favorite kind of magic? Movie magic. We’re talking about that silver screen baby! Nothing beats it. Though, if you ask us, alot of the newer special effects technology has actually ruined some of it for us. We may be simple, but we love tiny men in big suits.

We wanted to do a deep dive into visual effects that were achieved in a way you might not expect. You know the Ghostbusters scene where Dana spins around? Turns out, they didn’t use any optical or CGI trickery for that at all. Frankly, we couldn’t believe the kind of tricks they pulled to create the dragons in Game of Thrones. Don’t even get us started on the real deal with Baby Yoda (yes, yes, we know about the whole egg eating controversy…)  

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The clock tower scene in Back to the Future relied on hand animation. They didn't use any kind of rudimentary CGI for the lightning - the lightning was just done with rotoscoping, animated completely by hand. CRACKED.COM

Source: Slate

The Ghostbusters scene where Dana turns in the air was all practical effects. Sigourney Weaver was in a full body cast attached to a steel arm that could revolve her (and they hid the arm in the drapery). CRACKED.COM

Source: DenOfGeek

The rocket smoke in Apollo 13 was actually done with a fire extinguisher. They built a miniature of the rocket for the launch sequence, and the best choice for fake smoke at that scale was, apparently, extinguisher foam. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vulture

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