Look Effects, the visual effects house that helped produce the look for Wes Anderson’s latest film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” has released a time-lapse video that demonstrates the meticulous method behind the magic.
The video provides across-the-board insight into the labor that goes into visual effects — chronicling everything from the simplest task of color correcting establishing shots to the more complex, multi-step process of building an action sequence via green-screen work and three-dimensional modeling.
Anderson previously partnered with Look Effects on “Moonrise Kingdom.” In addition to Anderson’s films, Look Effects’ other most recent feature credits include “Noah,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Man of Steel.” In the television space their credits span both cable and network — “Game of Thrones,” “Bones” and “Nashville” to name a few.
While the publication of this reel removes some of the mystique about Anderson and his body of work, it also provides a very strong suggestion to the larger independent filmmaking community: that there is, in fact, a recipe behind every great success story.
Watch the full video below: