The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, see how the wizarding world of the United States was created in a visual effects breakdown of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Plus, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s full roundtable discussuon with producers of the most buzzed about movies of this awards season, and see how the script for Pixar’s Inside Out compares to the final cut of the movie.
First up, see how visual effects artists took us back decades ago to the wizarding world of New York City by creating entire city blocks out of thin air for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The VFX company DNEG shared this breakdown showing off their extensive work on the movie, including the creation of the creature known as the Thunderbird.
Next up, The Hollywood Reporter continues their series of awards season roundtable discussions with producers Judd Apatow (The Big Sick), Seth Rogen (The Disaster Artist), Jason Blum (Get Out), Amy Pascal (Molly’s Game), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World, Blade Runner 2049) and Eric Fellner (Baby Driver, The Darkest Hour).
Finally, see how the script for Pixar’s Inside Out compares to what we saw on screen, specifically the scene when Joy and Bing Bong are seemingly stuck in Riley’s forgotten memories. It’s easily one of the most touching scenes in the entire film, and it’s all there in the script.
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