Jan 26 2011
Oscar nominated Inception helps to develop a trend in the VFX industry
The VFX Oscar Nominations are out and most people are thinking that Christopher Nolan’s creative and visually stunning Inception is the front runner to take home the coveted prize.
The use of VFX in Inception was incredibly impressive. In an article written on AWN’s website by Bill Desowitz, it’s interesting to read about all the work that went into creating those amazing VFX sequences. The success of this film seems to be owed in large part to the VFX and the talented artists behind it all. I think that a big part of this success was due to the fact that the filmmakers approached a VFX studio directly to handle the film in its entirety.
This allows for better cooperation between artists and a broad scale understanding of the film’s intentions, rather than parceling off the film into pieces to be assigned to different studios, which creates a disjointed artistic experience. Desowitz says that Inception is the latest example of a trend that is developing in the industry in which film makers are approaching VFX studios directly.
Competition is high in the VFX industry and studios are often pitted against each other to decrease prices and save filmmaker’s money. It’s nice to see that such a successful blockbuster film relied on one studio for its effects. Hopefully, this trend can continue thus better valuing our artists’ work, while also creating innovative and groundbreaking films such as Inception.
VFX from Inception
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