The Star Trek TV and film series haven’t just been a journey through the history the voyages of the Starship Enterprise; they’ve also served as a showcase for cutting edge and innovative visual effects techniques. From models and miniatures used in the TV series, to some of the earliest computer graphics seen on film in Wrath of Khan, and to new ways of achieving complex effects on screen, including in this weekend’s Star Trek: Beyond, Inverse takes a look at the biggest VFX innovations in Trek history.
Star Trek is one of the most positively acclaimed movies of all times in terms of the usage of its visual effects techniques. Visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett describes his overall approach to the effects in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness as “we want to make people feel like they’re really there.” It’s an approach Guyett, who also supervised Abrams’ first Star Trek, had adopted straight from the director. “He likes things to feel kind of tactile and believable in a fundamental way. If you look at the kind of choices we have made, we tended to err on what I would call the practical side of things. It’s not a concept art version of San Francisco or a city, it’s a working version.”
Many visual-effects pros start out as genre geeks, dreaming of someday working on a “Star Wars” or a “Batman” movie. Star trek won many awards in terms of its VFX work. Well, if you’re a Star trek fan then you might also wonder of creating magic through visual effects techniques. Well, it turns out that it’s no toughie to learn the craft. All you need to do is take up a good VFX course from a reputed institute and that will do the rest. VFX training will teach you to create scenarios that look completely real in the reel scenario.
The VFX inculcated in the Star Trek series is beyond comparison and you can create such content as well. In order to do that you need to attain VFX training well and master the craft. The industry of visual effects is expanding day by day and the scope along with it expands as well.
Considering the year of 2016, there have been many great multimedia works displayed on the screen. There have been many films which have stood out as excellent and gained appreciation for their multimedia work. Films, these days don’t stand a chance to do well if it doesn’t inculcate visual effects. It won’t be wrong to say that VFX acts as the spinal cord of all the films made, even if it’s not an animated film.
There were numerous such movies but if we have to pick just any one of them it’ll be Independence Day: Resurgence. This movie is a sequel of the earlier edition of Independence Day. This film has some great VFX included in it. All the invasion scenes that we see in the film cannot happen for real, hence the magic and creativity of visual artists. We also need to acknowledge the other facets of multimedia directions that were used in this film such as editing, graphic designing, visual effects etc. This film though is the sequel was successful in getting more appreciation than the previous one. Let’s consider the critics for a more surreal reflection of this film’s multimedia work.
A film takes the effort of visual artists, designer’s etc to get it into its present form. Now, the question arises about why it is the greatest multimedia work of 2017, the answer is because of its clarity and sharpness appealing to audience across the globe. We need to understand that a film’s work can only be validated on the basis of eyes it appeals to. Resurgence was displayed in many nations and managed to win hearts with its multimedia work every single place. Inculcating VFX in films in such a manner that it receives acclaim all over the world is no easy job for a matter of fact.
We have come to this apprehension that Resurgence is a marvellous film in all its aspects. Another matter that we all need to understand that Resurgence wasn’t any animated film and yet was shown in 3D which makes another multimedia effect in the count. It has stood out all the different aspects of multimedia to make it beyond comparison to any other film that was released in the year 2016.
In conclusion let’s just refresh with the different aspects that make Resurgence a great movie. It has mind blowing visual effects, outstanding graphic designing and last but not the least breathtaking 3D version which sold tickets across the globe.