Iron Man 3 Scanline VFX Breakdown Reel
One of the best sources of behind-the-scenes footage is the wealth of visual effects reels that effects houses release after their work on a film. This one by Scanline VFX for Iron Man 3 caught my eye. Another recent one of note is this breakdown of effects for HBO's Game of Thrones. These reels not only call attention to the advancements in CGI to transform what's shot on film, but also the tremendous amount of artistic talent and work that goes into visual post-production. There's a crisis going on in the visual effects business these days, with effects houses shutting down even after high-profile projects and critical success. This upcoming short documentary about the bankruptcy of VFX house Rhythm and Hues is an examination of these tragic times and existing business practices that have brought us here.