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Oscar Watch: Hereafter VFX Breakdown

by Anne Thompson
February 16, 2011 12:58 AM
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Scanline VFX (300, 2012) and VFX supervisor Michael Owens lavished so much time and energy on the nine-minute tsunami at the start of Clint Eastwood's Hereafter that the movie won the Visual Effects Society (VES) award for outstanding supporting visual effects in a feature motion picture as well as a hotly contested spot in the final VFX Oscar five.

Here's a video breakdown showing how they did it:

For more details, see this VFX feature.


  • Jay | February 18, 2011 7:52 AMReply

    Holy crap! Seriously mad hot fx, I gotta say. Bravo.

  • Karl | February 16, 2011 10:15 AMReply

    Amazing work fer sure!!!! Well done & congrats to all involved.

  • Harry Callahan | February 16, 2011 12:39 AMReply

    An impressive and quite terrifying sequence that showcases how to use FX in the service of human - rather than effects driven - drama. Congrats to Mr Owen and his talented team for a memorable job. And well done on that Oscar nomination!

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