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'The Great Gatsby' Before and After VFX Clip, For Your Consideration

7 October 2013 8:29 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Much to the chagrin of Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio (but mostly Baz Lurhmann for Leonardo DiCaprio), almost no one's penciling "The Great Gatsby" into their early awards season ballots for the directing, acting or best picture category prizes. Not even the year's resident weird voter Quentin Tarantino.

But the door's not closed on "Gatsby's" Oscar chances yet.

Not when you've got all those splashy technical prizes — cinematography and costume design and sound editing and visual effects and such — to consider. Heck, even "Terminator 2" got a statue once upon a time thanks to the VFX noddage.

So, this before and after visual effects video for "The Great Gatsby" basically reads like a sweet For Your Consideration ad for the viral age, yeah?

Here we have a lengthy look at just how extraordinarily involved the effects work by Chris Godfrey and his team really was.

So. much. green screen.

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- Amanda Bell

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Workflow Series Article 1c: Focus on feature films

4 September 2013 4:59 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

In issue #153 of If Magazine (June-July 2013), If launched an exclusive workflow series written by one of Australia's leading post-production and digital media practitioners, John Fleming. To be released in four instalments, the series will explore the different approaches to workflow associated with digital content production. This first article looks at the main influences and identifies the building blocks for a future focussed digital workflow. Other articles will take a more detailed look at the workflows associated with specific genres. Find the second instalment of the series in If #154 (August-September), on sale now..

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Feature Film Snapshots

In creating a finished feature film many hours of content must be carefully distilled into a hundred minute Master. From a creative perspective, allowing the ongoing evolution of the idea until the very last moment is seen by many Directors as highly desirable. The following .snapshots. provide insights into some key trends that look to support this ideal. »

- John Fleming

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Watch The Great Gatsby Before and After VFX

4 July 2013 9:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

When Jay Gatsby looked out from that dock he saw Daisy's green... screen. At least that's what the VFX reel of before and after shots from The Great Gatsby reveals -- that one hell of a lot of visual effects work went into the film, and even in places where I thought what I was seeing was more or less real.At the end of June the VFX supervisor on the film, Chris Godfrey posted this reel on his Vimeo account, but without an embed code. I made an effort to contact him at the time to request he make it available to Twitch, but an enterprising fan has given us a shortcut by putting it on YouTube.Here's what Godfrey said when he posted the video:Baz has...

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Experience the Beautiful VFX of The Great Gatsby in this Awesome "Before and After" Reel

3 July 2013 11:19 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

The Great Gatsby's wonderful Visual Effects supervisor, Chris Godfrey, and director Baz Luhrmann have released an awesome "before and after" reel demonstrating the spectacular visual effects work completed on the movie. And, as expected, its amazing. The less-than-four-minute reel truly shows the beauty and intricacy of the fabulous, high quality work carried out, and even if you have not had a chance to watch the movie this rare opportunity is not to be missed.

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Watch: Eerie 'Gatsby' CGI-Less Clip Goes to Show How Many Of Your Favorite Movies/Shows Rely On Bells and Whistles

2 July 2013 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Do you ever stop and think about just how many scenes in a movie rely on green screen and CGI? Or how many of your favorite sitcoms use a laugh track? Well, once you think about it for too long, you can't unsee (or unhear) the difference. Check out this video that's been circulating of "The Great Gatsby" without visual effects, posted on Vimeo by Chris Godfrey, the film's visual effects supervisor (with director Baz Luhrmann's permission, of course). We knew that the shiny, perfect visuals of 1920s New York were too good to be true, but seeing the extent that the film used CGI is kind of shocking. Add Lana Del Ray's surreally slurred Gatsby/Daisy love theme "Young and Beautiful" in the background, and the effect is just plain spooky. I mean, the green light was so obviously CGI that it bordered on trippy, but seeing Tom Buchanan »

- Madeline Raynor

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See 'The Great Gatsby's' Special Effects Transformation (Video)

27 June 2013 3:58 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A new video reveals the extensive special effects used to create the world of The Great Gatsby. VFX supervisor Chris Godfrey recently uploaded before-and-after scenes from the film, showing how blue and greenscreens were transformed into the film's detailed settings. During the three-minute clip, soundtracked by Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful," which was used in the film, raw footage of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and the rest of the cast walking, talking and pretending to drive by green and bluescreens is interspersed with scenes from the film. Photos: 'The Great Gatsby' Premiere It's

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- Hilary Lewis

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You Won't Believe What 'The Great Gatsby' Looked Like Before Special Effects

27 June 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Probably one of the best things about Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," aside from the performances, was how the director brought his own spin to the Jazz Age and placed Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire right in the heart of it.

You don't have to be a special effects wizard to know that more than a few tricks were used to bring the world of 1920s East and West Egg to life, but you may not be aware of how extensive the use of CGI was.

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A video posted by the special effects supervisor on "The Great Gatsby," Chris Godfrey, shows just that. The clip reel alternates between raw footage, shot on the set with the actors, and the final product, which has gone through extensive rebuilding with special effects and some color correction.

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- Kevin P. Sullivan

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Watch: 4-Minute VFX Reel For 'The Great Gatsby' Goes Behind The Glitter

27 June 2013 6:16 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Every summer movie season is always busy with movies vying for the attentions of moviegoers but this year seems especially hectic. Baz Luhrmann’s gaudy adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” for example, feels like it came out ages ago even though it was only released last month. Either way, enough time has passed that the VFX supervisor was able to post a reel showing the evolution of visual effects and how the “Great Gatsby” team brought 1920s New York to life. Last week Chris Godfrey, the VFX supervisor posted a “before and afters” reel to his Vimeo account that shows a fraction of the nearly 1,500 visual effects shots in the film. Even if you’re not a fan of the film it’s still well worth a look to see the transformation from the plates to the finished product. It’s pretty crazy and reminds us of a similar featurette »

- Cain Rodriguez

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This Visual Effects Video for 'The Great Gatsby' Will Blow Your Mind

26 June 2013 3:33 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

We're so numb to visual effects these days that unless something flies out of the screen and literally slaps us across the face while we're stuffing our mouth full of popcorn, we just take for granted all the ridiculously hard work that goes into piecing together a movie like, say, The Great Gatsby. Chris Godfrey, the VFX supervisor on Baz Lurhmann's glitzy adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel, recently posted this before-and-after video showcasing just some of the visual effects work that was done on the movie. How much of 1920s New York (and Long Island) was real and how much of it was fake? Well, for starters, the visual effects team (which included seven different vendors) worked on almost 1500 shots in the film, to give you an idea of how much...

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- Erik Davis

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Watch: This Visual Effects Video for 'The Great Gatsby' Will Blow Your Mind

26 June 2013 3:33 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

We're so numb to visual effects these days that unless something flies out of the screen and literally slaps us across the face while we're stuffing our mouth full of popcorn, we just take for granted all the ridiculously hard work that goes into piecing together a movie like, say, The Great Gatsby. Chris Godfrey, the VFX supervisor on Baz Lurhmann's glitzy adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel, recently posted this before-and-after video showcasing just some of the visual effects work that was done on the movie. How much of 1920s New York (and Long Island) was real and how much of it was fake? Well, for starters, the visual effects team (which included seven different vendors) worked on almost 1500 shots in the film, to give you an idea of how much...

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- Erik Davis

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Watch: Dazzling 'Great Gatsby' Before and After Visual Effects Reel

26 June 2013 1:56 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Animal Logic, one of seven visual effects teams behind Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," has unveiled a before-and-after VFX reel that breaks down the creation of some of the film's splashiest sequences. VFX supervisor Chris Godfrey recently posted this dazzling reel on Vimeo. In the clip, you can see how Animal Logic -- which also did effects for Luhrmann's lavish epic "Australia" (2008) -- constructed opulent scenes such as Nick Carraway's (Tobey Maguire) drunken carousal with Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) and Jay Gatsby's (Leonardo DiCaprio) jaunty drive through the streets of 1920s New York. It's amazing how much of "Gatsby" was shot in front of a green screen. The film arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray August 27. Watch the video here. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Watch: Stunning VFX Breakdown from Baz Luhrmann's 'Great Gatsby'

26 June 2013 8:33 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

If you've seen The Great Gatsby, then you know that Baz Luhrmann filled his adaptation of the classic novel from F. Scott Fitzgerald with some truly stunning imagery that was glitzy, flashy and just beautiful. But just how much of that mesmerizing setting that we saw on the big screen was real, and how much was fake? Thankfully, Luhrmann has allowed visual effects supervisor Chris Godfrey to post this amazing breakdown of some of the shots, complete with before and after shots, and some of them will just blow your mind. This specific reel only highlights the work of an effects house called Animal Logic, but there were seven more companies who worked on the film to complete nearly 1500 visual effects shots. Watch below! Click on the image to watch the visual effects breakdown for The Great Gatsby (via The Film Stage): The Great Gatsby is directed by Baz Luhrmann »

- Ethan Anderton

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