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Fails: 10 Green Screen Movie Effects Gone Wrong

Fails: 10 Green Screen Movie Effects Gone Wrong

Every movie now has some sort of green screen or blue screen effect, but what happens when it's done horribly wrong. It's not believable at best and can ruin a movie at worst. The Star Wars prequels come to mind for overuse of CG effects and usage of green/blue screens. The action and scenery never felt real. The immersion was lost in much of these movies as a result.

While there are plenty of great examples of what not to do, Youtube Channel CBR shows 10 of the worst green screen fails. Watch the video below:

School: How 'Rogue One' Recreated Grand Moff Tarkin

School: How 'Rogue One' Recreated Grand Moff Tarkin

One of the many gripes about the recent starwars movie was it's use of CGI to recreate the character Grand Moff Tarkin. What I ask is, 'how did they do it?' It's definitely getting close to reality here, but it's still not lifelike enough. Nonetheless it is still revolutionary for the industry. What comes next with this technology will be very fascinating.

What most people don't realize is the amount of work that went into creating this. Especially after seeing the Wired video below:

School: How Michael Bay Creates Bayhem

School: How Michael Bay Creates Bayhem

MIchael Bay, famous for intense action films and explosions, lots and lots of explosions. Some people feel the style is cliched, easy, lazy, formulated, and just too expected now. The thing is not everyone is Michael Bay. He's great at what he does and we've come to know what to expect. There's definitely a certain timing to his style of film making.

Youtube channel Ever Frame a Painting takes an in depth look into how and why he creates his shots. Take a look at the video below:

Tips: The Vintage Visual Effects of Kung Fury

Tips: The Vintage Visual Effects of Kung Fury

If you haven't seen Kung Fury, please go right now and see it. It is a short 30 minute movie that relives the 80s. It is over the top 80s cliches done so on point it's hilarious. Every detail is just perfection. It was done on an estimated $600,000 budget. most of that was on a visual effects team as most of the film was done on a green screen and probably to hire David Hasslehoff to record the theme song True Survivor and create the music video.

What was most impressive about the movie was how they accurately represented the technology at the time when it came to the visuals. Here's a video and attached playlist to some behind the scenes footage of how the creator, Dave Sandberg, created the visual effects film: