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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  • TheMovieMyLife

     (Jan 5, 2018)

    I've just been sitting here waiting for him to mention 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids.' :)

  • Coleman Cherry

     (Jan 26, 2019)

    so was I

  • Pattas

     (Jan 6, 2018)

    lol, that was my first thought when I saw the video in my playlist!!

  • Chucho E. Quintero

     (Jan 5, 2018)

    I think we were all expecting Honey I Shrunk the Kids... HOWEVER, this wasn't a list of "best movies w shrinking people" or something, this was a timeline of how vfx techniques used for shrinking have changed/evolved throughout the years, and unfortunately, the ones used on HISTK were already mentioned in previous entries (oversized sets, matting, etc) so mentioning it would've been repetitive and unnecessary. :/ It doesn't mean the movie is not notable, it just didn't fit in this particular ...

  • abisz007007

     (Jan 5, 2018)

    People can promote their film as much as they want if this is the format. Whoever came up with this at Wired is a Genius

  • Young ADV

     (Jan 5, 2018)

    I guess "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" didn't bring anything new to the table, so it was not worth mentioning.

  • Boul Shyte

     (Jan 6, 2018)

    i was waiting for night at the museum lol

  • Devon Borghese

     (Jan 5, 2018)

    the lord of the rings forced perspective tricks are some of my favorite special effects shenanigans ever

  • DerTarchinPro

     (Jan 5, 2018)

    So which effect is used on Trump's hands?

  • SilverJay

     (Jan 5, 2018)

    I was expected Honey I shrunk the kids and Gulliver's Travels.

  • Maverick Hunter K

     (Jan 5, 2018)

    You guys at WIRED try to make these vids as short as possible.... plz don't lol, give us more.

  • Jak Vokun-Sos

     (Jan 5, 2018)

    another one is honey I shrunk the kids

  • Peanut Turner

     (Jan 5, 2018)

    What amazes me about these older movies is how realistic results the old techniques yield compared to modern computer compositing. I saw Downsizing and it still looked ever so slightly less 'real' than a lot of these older movies.