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Oscar Watch: Hereafter VFX Breakdown

Oscar Watch: Hereafter VFX Breakdown

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Scanline VFX (300, 2012) and VFX supervisor Michael Owens lavished so much time and energy on the nine-minute tsunami at the start of Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter that the movie won the Visual Effects Society (VES) award for outstanding supporting visual effects in a feature motion picture as well as a hotly contested spot in the final VFX Oscar five.

Here’s a video breakdown showing how they did it:

For more details, see this VFX feature.

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Holy crap! Seriously mad hot fx, I gotta say. Bravo.


Amazing work fer sure!!!! Well done & congrats to all involved.

Harry Callahan

An impressive and quite terrifying sequence that showcases how to use FX in the service of human – rather than effects driven – drama. Congrats to Mr Owen and his talented team for a memorable job. And well done on that Oscar nomination!

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