Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz’s starring “The Mummy” is the story of an adventurer and Egyptologist who end up in a series of events that wake up a bedeviled mummy along with their invitation for troubles. The end of 20th century marked the beginning of a new advent in the world of multimedia and CGI films.
The second part of this film was released in 2017 starring Tom Cruise. 1999 was a good year for development in visual effects and computer graphics. This year was also great because n May George Lucas released the long awaited Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, containing almost 2,000 digital effects created by Industrial Light & Magic under the supervision of Dennis Muren, John Knoll, Scott Squires and Rob Coleman. That was the greatest work in CGI and VFX that the industry had seen in decades and in that century.
This same company, Industrial Light and Magic did the VFX for this film as well. John Andrew Berton, Jr was the VFX supervisor for this film. He was working on the look for more than three months prior to the shoot. John used motion capture technique to develop the Mummy. Back in 1999 it was done with lots of technical assistance.
But as we move ahead in time and the technologies used in films develop it is more than evident for the VFX to evolve as well. When the first trailer of The Mummy 2 was released it took the audience aback. The visual effects used in this sequel were definitely one of a kind.
Also keeping in mind the digital makeup took way less time than the previous movie. The pace at which VFX courses have shown an increase is beyond comparison. Tom Cruise is not the only reason people are going all bonkers over this film, it was also because of the stunning visual effects that were incorporated in the film for sure.
This film was nominated for various awards (BAFTA, Sierra and Satellite) in the best visual effects category too.
A large number of VFX and animation courses use this film as a solid example of the evolution of visual effects. As time goes by and we get encompassed in the world of digital media the scope and advancement if visual effects will only increase.
If you are also interested in learning visual effects then opt for a VFX course in Kolkata that will teach you the skills thoroughly.