This video from Insider breaks down the serious technique and artistry at work when creating fake animals for on-screen use. The level of detail is astounding! It’s also cool to see how CGI comes in to enhance these props/models, adding to the overall effect.
When a movie or TV show wants to film an action that it never could with a real animal, special effects artists have to come up with a convincing fake version. Thanks to the special effects artists at MastersFX, “The Boys” season three created several infamous scenes involving octopi and hamsters. Many instances, like in “Nightmare Alley” (2021) and “The Love Guru” (2008), involve scenes that switch between a real animal and a fake version for moments that wouldn’t be safe for a real animal to do.
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