VFX Expert Breaks Down The History of Shrinking People in Movies | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Downsizing VFX Supervisor Jamie Price breaks down the history of people miniaturization in movies. In this timeline, Price explains the special effects techniques like forced perspective, compositing, the Schüfftan process, rotoscoping, motion control, motion capture and more. Movies include Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Cylops, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, Hook, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Lord of the Rings franchise, Ant-Man, and, of course, Downsizing.

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    VFX Expert Breaks Down The History of Shrinking People in Movies | WIRED
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  • Maggot King556

    Maggot King556

     2 months ago

    I suddenly want to find and rewatch The Indian in the cupboard movie

  • dat boi

    dat boi

     5 months ago

    Jamie Price is my uncle.

  • Henny G

    Henny G

     6 months ago


  • Jussi Raitoniemi

    Jussi Raitoniemi

     8 months ago

    That is a really terrible title. Only 80k views because most don't understand what the title says xD

  • Galaxis


     9 months ago

    Oh yeah, the size of the lighting. Can you imagine how different the light in a room might look if you had six feet across light bulbs?

  • thesuicidefox


     10 months ago

    2030 The cost of making all this look real became too much, so we just started to actually shrink people instead.

  • Aaron Chapman

    Aaron Chapman

     11 months ago

    I am shocked that this only has 70k views

  • Manuel Cravo

    Manuel Cravo

     11 months ago


  • QuorthonsInferno


     11 months ago

    The Indian in the cupboard just remaindered me of our cabinet filled with VHS tapes when I was little.

  • Judy Apelsin

    Judy Apelsin

     1 years ago

    Can't believe they skipped the Incredible Shrinking Woman.

  • Joshua Anderson

    Joshua Anderson

     1 years ago

    They should use videos like this instead of trailers. I’m much more likely to see the movie now.

  • Emma Fisher

    Emma Fisher

     1 years ago

    station guest odd ufggkoe tool driver answer explode window six wear.

  • Melva Guerra

    Melva Guerra

     1 years ago

    Effective cut sixth limb garbage question golden encourage contribution route ought behave.

  • TheBrothersCompound


     1 years ago

    how dare u not even mention Honey I Shrunk the Kids.

  • buildatrap


     1 years ago

    All that roto on downsizing sounds horrible.

  • Zahir khan

    Zahir khan

     1 years ago

    This video is incomplete without honey i shrunk the kids



     1 years ago

    looking forward to downsizing.

  • zproxy


     1 years ago

    two words. ISS.

  • Jørg1


     1 years ago +1

    Looks like Steve Jobs merged with Jeff Kaplan

  • The_Spoofnator


     1 years ago

    You guys should get a Ubisoft dev talk about the rainbow six siege characters. I think it would be interesting