March 1, 2016

Biggest Snub at the Oscars? 'Carol' for Best Visual Effects

Forget Ex Machina's sexy humanoid robot and The Revenant's super-realistic bear attack; there's only one film that got royally snubbed at the Oscars in the VFX category.

Think that's a real department store? Nope — sound studio. Think that's Rooney Mara taking pictures with an old Argus C3? Nope — Andy Serkis. It's okay if you weren't aware that Todd Haynes' Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, even had CGI. The effects are hard to spot. But the video below reveals the astonishing effects that made Carol such a champion in VFX.

Okay, so maybe the right VFX film won on Oscar night, and maybe Andy Serkis was busy when the Carol producers asked him to be involved, but that doesn't detract from the fact that this little ditty from Funny or Die is hilarious. Hopefully it gave you a reprieve from your daily grind.     

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Hahah this is hilarious!
Shameless plug : I actually shot another Oscar movie parody on Funny or Die's channel this week, of the "Room" trailer. FYI : Shot on Sony A7R II.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pnND4WsZBM

March 1, 2016 at 5:55PM, Edited March 1, 5:55PM

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Brian Charles Lehrer
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A professional quality. How much post production did you do?

March 1, 2016 at 8:06PM, Edited March 1, 8:06PM

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Abi Stricker
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This cracked me up. I loved it. It is nice to find a bit of comedy between all the NFS posts

March 1, 2016 at 8:03PM

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Abi Stricker
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The embed has been blocked and no longer works, replace with a screenshot that's a link to YouTube, perhaps?

March 2, 2016 at 9:35AM

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Was hoping this was real

March 4, 2016 at 10:21AM

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Max Bedroom
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