How the special effects for &#zero39;Ghost in the Shell&#zero39; were done – CNET

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"Ghost in the Shell" is one in every of the 12 months's most visually beautiful movies.

Scarlett Johansson stars as a cybernetic cop whose human mind and robotic physique blur the line between humanity and know-how. The movie equally blurs the line between stay motion film-making and reducing-edge pc effects.

Director Rupert Sanders oversaw the effects with VFX Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron and effects pioneer John Dykstra. They drew on the authentic manga and 1995 anime "Ghost in the Shell" and constructed their very own up to date imaginative and prescient of the story's futuristic setting.

Critics have not warmed to the movie. However they agree the dazzling visuals are an actual spotlight. Click on by way of the gallery to see behind the scenes of the effects extravaganza.

A water-crammed courtyard combat scene and the climactic Spider Tank sequence acquainted to followers of the anime were recreated with advanced layers of digital character animation, pc-generated environments and simulated explosions, gunfire harm and destruction. All of this was added to inexperienced-screened stay-motion footage.

How the special effects for &#zero39;Ghost in the Shell&#zero39; were done - CNET