Today we take computer generated effects for granted, but if we look at the credits at the end of a major effects-driven film, we will see the massive team involved in bringing the digital worlds and digital creatures to life. Take a look at the future of the GGI arts here:
But before CGI, special effects were were created with models, reverse editing, puppets and jello. Jessica Misener of BuzzFeed offers her take (and examples) of 12 Pre-CGI (computer Generated Imagery) here:
The Academy Awards begin recognizing special effects in filmmaking nearly seven decades ago, here’s a visual look into the history of some of these award-winners.