It’s only the special visual effects (VFX) and animation that make possible for a director to portray his imagination. Of late almost all movies require the special effects, consequently creating an expansive hub of job for aspiring animators. While studying animation and VFX you need to analyse various kind of movies, in which special effects were used. Here are a list of 5 movies can be helpful for your course and getting new ideas regarding your course.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Spielberg’s war drama was made using the backdrop of Normandy invasion(June,1944) during the World War Two. Outstanding portrayal of war got Stefen Fangmeier, Roger Guyett, Neil Corbould BAFTA Award in 1999 for Best Special Visual Effects. Speilberg initially wanted to capture this historical record as a documentary to tribute the people who had lost their lives during the Invasion of Normandy and to give its audience a real visual experience. However this carefully crafted piece of movie surely can provide you with some unique noteworthy understanding of special visual effects.
You must be aware of the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón for his best known dramas like A Little Princess (1995) and Y Tu Mamá También (2001), the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), but his science fiction thrillers has also gave him a special recognition. Gravity (2014) is one of his directorial masterpiece, what got him several nomination for Academy Award. This Sandra Bullock and George Clooney starer movie revolves around the story of two stranded astronauts struggle to survive and return to the Earth. Under the direction of Framestone, a British Visual effects company and the 3D conversion company Prime Focus World made this ground breaking visual work to give a treat for our eyes. This mind boggling Visual Effects and game changing use of 3D earn it both, Oscar an BAFTA awards for visual effects and made it worth to be enlisted in your watch list.
Life of Pi (2012)
This survival drama of 2012 based on Yann Martel’s 2001 novel of the same name can be a stuff for your course of VFX study. The plot goes with a 16 year old boy lost in the middle of the sea following a devastating storm, comes up with visually stunning 3D effects on the big screen. The animational portray of a animal and sea can give an idea of how technology can be used to bring animated animal into real experience.
Inception ( 2010)
Inception is a science fiction movie about stealing information by infiltrating into the subconscious. The movie is on the subject of stealing dream is first of its kind. The Visual effects to create street folding in Paris and characters creating architecture out of thin air, created a new set of examples, while presenting the dreamy visual for the script’s purpose. This masterpiece of Christopher Nolan is a must-watching film if you are an aspiring animator.
This 2009 Oscar winning epic science fiction film is directed, written, produced and co-edited by talented Canadian filmmaker James Cameron. Extensive use of Mo-cap Technics, 3D animation and stereoscopic Technics made the film a breakthrough in the genre of science fiction and help it to become an one of the highest grossing films of all time. The film has all the merits to be putted into your watch list.