Monday, December 12, 2011

Pans Labyrinth - Special Effects

Pans Labyrinth is a popular movie that came out in 2006. This movie is filled with special effects. I watched a few videos on how they made this movie and I found it very interesting. To create the different creatures they would combine using traditional makeup effects and digital effects. For example they would do some sort of crazy makeup up to a mans face to make it distorted but then after they shot it they would digitally edit the face on the computer using special effects to get exactly wanted they wanted.

They would also use green screens to get the effects they needed. For example, there is a creature that has different legs then human legs. They put a man in a costume but then to edit the legs they needed they would put green fabric around his legs. They could then later edit out his original legs and replace it with the new ones.

Guillermo Del Toro was the writer and director of this movie and I thought his vision of what these characters should look like came across very well. I posted a video below that gives a good description of what the special effects and makeup team had to do to make these different creatures in the film come to life.

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