Back in the day, filmmakers used matte paintings, miniature models and trick photography to achieve impossible looking cinematic effects.
Today, Hollywood has nearly perfected the art and application of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in movies and TV shows.
In fact, most film scenes that you think are filmed in spectacular locations are actually CGI composites shot in a studio. Here’s a list of 20 before-and-after CGI images that’ll leave you amazed.
Hulk and Thor
The ending of a very long scene
CGI does wonder!
Speaking of wonder – Alice in Wonderland
So much CGI
From bulk to tiny
But it looks stunning, doesn’t it?
The Hunger Games
Iron Man 2
Life of Pi
Man of Steel
Pirates of the Caribbean
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Dark Knight Rises
The Great Gatsby
Blue screen in the background, for change
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn