LIH Editorial: Great Gatsby’s Great VFX Reel

30 Jun

As the US prepares for 4th of July fireworks this week, LIH wanted to suggest swinging by your local theater to check out The Great Gatsby to see some great visual effects (VFX) and fireworks. It will blow you away. Also, if you are wondering who’s responsible for The Great Gatsby’s VFX check out the “before and after” reel by VFX supervisor Chris Godfrey. Click here. Enjoy!

Article’s for this week

Monday-Toss-Up-Open Book

Tuesday-Discussion on Monday’s article

Wednesday-Must See Bio-Pic-LIH Staff

Thursday-Open Discussion on Wednesday’s article

Friday-Open Discussion on Wednesday’s article

*LIH wishes all our USA visitors a safe and Happy 4th of July!!!

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5 Responses to “LIH Editorial: Great Gatsby’s Great VFX Reel”

  1. ComicRelief July 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM #

    I guess OB,

    By far what I liked the most about the recent film “the Great Gatsby” was the production design. All those incredible panoramas, vistas, and landscapes all sumptuously rendered in the finest digital detail –all were a wonders to behold. Though Toby and Leonardo must be very experienced with this film craft, I imagine Carrie Mulligan and Joel Edgerton must have been awed by the process also.

    I know you preferred the original, but would you elaborate, on what contemporary audiences lost (if at all) in the process.

    • Open Book July 1, 2013 at 8:02 PM #

      “I know you preferred the original, but would you elaborate, on what contemporary audiences lost (if at all) in the process.”

      No! Let me clarify. The latest Great Gatsby I loved the production design and the stylization of Baz L. he really captures the books visuals the best. Also the acting was better than the 1974 version. However, I think the 1974 script did a better job at capturing what appalled F. Scott about the wealthy IMO and u can tell that by its ending.

  2. littlebells July 1, 2013 at 3:30 PM #

    I was blown away by the process of production design. The shading, real life effects were beautiful!!

    • Open Book July 1, 2013 at 8:06 PM #

      LB- Yes! Me too. They did a fantastic job. Thank u for sending this to me. I watched it a few times already.

  3. parisienne July 1, 2013 at 8:39 PM #

    I’ve watched it many times already. Love what can be done with CGI nowadays.

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