Wednesday, October 24, 2012


So I thought this summer for the most part was pretty disappointing when it came to new movies. I was looking forward to Prometheus for a very long time and Scott's return to the sci-fi genre. Turns out the movie was mediocre, but the special effects were amazing. The very beginning sequence shows an alien called an Engineer drinking some black soup which disintegrates his body. His DNA is the building blocks for life on Earth. This sequence is just stunning. Check it out. 

It's really interesting to see that the visual effects artists went into so much detail as to create a skeleton for the character, even though only the skin is shown. The coolest part about this video is the explanation of the practical effects for the DNA being destroyed. The artists physically made the DNA out of silicon and shot it, which opens my mind for so many possibilities in visual effects. Pretty cool stuff.

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