Zo zien films eruit zonder special effects

Oké, Sandra Bullock zal echt niet in de ruimte rondgehangen hebben voor de opnames van Gravity. Dat leek maar zo, met behulp van special effects. Maar hoe ziet een film eruit zonder die effecten?

This is what your favorite movies look like without using visual effects

Would you recognize any of your favorite films without visual effects?

We’ve gathered together images from visual effects studios including Industrial Light & Magic, Framestore,Digial Domain, MPC, and Rhythm & Hues along with visual effects software company Imagineer Systems to show what popular movies would look like without added effects.

From Oscar-nominated films to recent box-office successes see what popular movies would look like without effects.

Visual Effects crew Rhythm & Hues helped make Oscar winner “Life of Pi” go from this …

Foto FXRant

Foto FXRant

… to a boat lost out in the Pacific Ocean with a giant Bengal tiger.

Foto Fox / Life of Pi

Foto Fox / Life of Pi

Visual effects helped take Sandra Bullock from earth …

Foto Framestore / YouTube

Foto Framestore / YouTube

… to space in “Gravity.”

Foto Framestore / YouTube

Foto Framestore / YouTube

Jordan Belfort’s European yacht getaway in “The Wolf of Wall Street” …

Foto Vimeo/Brainstorm Digital/"Wolf of Wall Street"

Foto Vimeo/Brainstorm Digital/”Wolf of Wall Street”

… didn’t take place in any ocean waters.

Foto Vimeo/Brainstorm Digital/"Wolf of Wall Street"

Foto Vimeo/Brainstorm Digital/”Wolf of Wall Street”

And 1920s New York City …

Foto Warner Bros. / Vimeo

Foto Warner Bros. / Vimeo

… wasn’t half as crowded or bright In “The Great Gatsby.”

Foto Warner Bros. / Vimeo

Foto Warner Bros. / Vimeo

While you saw Tony Stark in a suit of armor in “Iron Man 3″ …

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Foto YouTube screencap

… filmmakers saw Robert Downey Jr. in a full body suit.

YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

Before Optimus Prime was on the big screen in “Transformers” …

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

… he was a computer-generated image.

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

Without visual effects in “Alice in Wonderland” …

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

Lewis Carroll’s world looks pretty “Wonder-less.”

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

When James Franco was touring through Oz …

Foto Sony Pictures Imageworks/YouTube

Foto Sony Pictures Imageworks/YouTube

… he was only traveling on a yellow brick road.

Foto Sony Pictures Imageworks/YouTube

Foto Sony Pictures Imageworks/YouTube

Digital versions of buildings and structures were modeled, painted, and placed into the set.

Foto Sony Pictures Imageworks/YouTube

Foto Sony Pictures Imageworks/YouTube

When Zoe Saldana was reaching out to Chris Pratt in space in “Guardians of the Galaxy” …

Foto Method Studios

Foto Method Studios

… they weren’t actually in any danger.

Foto Method Studios

Foto Method Studios

The big opening sequence in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” …

Foto Fox/MPC

Foto Fox/MPC

… looks a lot less dangerous with green screens and wires.

Foto Fox/MPC

Foto Fox/MPC

Though Magneto uses his powers to levitate an entire baseball stadium later in the film …

Foto Fox

Foto Fox

… in reality, there wasn’t any baseball stadium being damaged. It was just Michael Fassbender, wires, and some green screens.

Foto Fox/Digital Domain

Foto Fox/Digital Domain

When these soldiers were worrying for their lives in 2014’s “Godzilla” …

Foto MPC

Foto MPC

… they were actually cowering from nothing at all.

Foto MPC

Foto MPC

Matt Damon may have looked like he was on Mars in “The Martian” …

Foto MPC VFX

Foto MPC VFX

… but most of the time he was in front of a green screen.

Foto MPC VFX

Foto MPC VFX

When Richard Armitage was duking it out with an Orc in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” they weren’t on a moving block of ice …

Foto Weta Digital

Foto Weta Digital

… they were balancing on a moving platform in motion capture suits.

Foto Weta Digital

Foto Weta Digital

The dinosaurs in “Jurassic World” weren’t all CGI.

Foto Universal

Foto Universal

Many of them were made using motion capture as people wore makeshift dino heads.

Foto ILM

Foto ILM

We saw Kylo Ren come off a giant ship in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Foto fxguidetv/youtube

Foto fxguidetv/youtube

In real life, Ren’s ship looked a bit less foreboding.

Foto FXGuideTV

Foto FXGuideTV

When Zachary Quinto took a massive leap in “Star Trek Into Darkness” …

Foto Industrial Light and Magic / YouTube

Foto Industrial Light and Magic / YouTube

… he wasn’t really in any danger.

Foto Industrial Light and Magic / YouTube

Foto Industrial Light and Magic / YouTube

And, the 3D touchscreens in “The Hunger Games” …

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

… would be rendered flat and green.

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

Here’s how Mark Ruffalo looks as the Hulk in the “Avengers” movies.

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

But he actually wore a capture suit while filming to make the character look realistic.

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

“The Avengers” didn’t film in New York.

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Foto YouTube screencap

The majority of its action sequences consist of the team on a green screen set.

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

Instead, the crew filmed seven miles of New York City streets while the actors were in town for a few days …

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

… to create a 20 block replica of the city.

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

So, when Scarlett Johannson was flying through the skies in “The Avengers” …

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

… she was safe on the ground.

Foto YouTube screencap

Foto YouTube screencap

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