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See how they pulled off Black Swan's visual effects

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Saturday, January 29, 2011

A couple of weeks ago someone leaked the visual effects demo for Tron Legacy. Almost as soon as it was online, Digital Domain asked YouTube to remove it. For those short amount of hours, someone who had seen the movie could get an idea for how the special visual effects (SPX) teams created the world of that movie.

Computer graphics are used for nearly every movie today including one of this year's top Oscar contenders, Black Swan. Unlike Digital Domain, the marketing department at Fox Searchlight thinks it's OK to show the VFX sizzle reel for Black Swan, giving the rest of us an opportunity to see how CG is used to clean up dirt from the floor, remove the cameraman from a shot and turn Natalie Portman from a pretty ballerina into a swan woman.

If you haven't seen Black Swan yet, be forewarned that the VFX reel below does give away some spoilers from the film. If you're cool with that, press play below and see how it was pulled off.

 

 

-Fox Searchlight.
Thurston McQ
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Posted: 8 years 3 weeks ago

"See how they pulled off Black Swan's visual effects" makes it sound like they did more than just use CG.  

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Posted: 8 years 3 weeks ago

There was that one little bit with the puppet feet, but they CG enhanced that, too.