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They Did What?: 

CGI pros Brainstorm Digital reveal the secrets behind their greatest scenes

What is it?

Ever wondered how filmmakers go about creating those impossibly spectacular sets that we so often see? Well, as it turns out, there’s not too much heavy lifting involved, rather more of a CGI re-invention.

One company behind this CGI trickery is Brainstorm Digital, which has been showcasing its incredible talents in its own Vimeo series. Gradually establishing itself as a premier visual effects studio, the New York based company will no doubt be attracting even bigger projects after their latest stint with the award-winning ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ that has wowed cinema audiences worldwide.


Why we like it

      • Who doesn’t like to see how the visual effects of some of the biggest blockbuster movies are created? From Wolf of Wall Street to Boardwalk Empire, we are granted access to sneak a peek behind the scenes of some of cinema’s most incredible CGI landscapes.
      • Just how big are they? Well their list of clients include some very notable names; Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese, Joel & Ethan Coen, Louis C.K and Spike Lee to mention a few. Their trophy cabinet is slowly becoming something to brag about too. Winner of two Emmy’s and four Visual Effects Society Awards.
      • Many of the scenes Brainstorm Digital have worked on throw up surprising results as we try and guess which parts actually existed, and which were rendered with CGI. The results may just surprise you.

One to watch

The Wolf of Wall Street VFX Highlights from Brainstorm Digital on Vimeo.

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