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Wow! Here's How to Live Fantasy Characters in Movies

Animals, monsters, and fantasy characters often appear in fictional films. The creatures look unlike humans and are unique in their own right, which raises questions about the techniques and ways to bring them to life in the film.

Discussing the matter, having some pictures before and after processing the visual effects bring these characters to life. Check out the photos of changing non-human characters with visual effects below.

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

fantasy-pic1-DAFAlice’s Adventures (Mia Wasikowska) spawns many fantasy characters whose appearance is not human. As we can see in the picture above, Alice is accompanied by two super fat humans and a kind of giant bird.

Behind the scenes

fantasy-pic2-DAFThe technique used to bring the character to life, each super fat human is played by two people who wear special clothes called green screen suits. This visual effects technology makes two people into one in the form of a super fat human.

Game of Thrones (2011-Present)

fantasy-pic3-DAFDeanerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is a character in the Game of Thrones series. She is called the mother of the dragons. In one scene, Daenerys is seen holding and stroking the head of a dragon.

Behind the scenes

fantasy-pic4-DAFThe scene of stroking the dragon’s head was created using a property shaped like a dragon’s head. The head is then wrapped in a green screen suit so that it can be processed through a computer.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

fantasy-pic5-DAFThis Guardian of the Galaxy film features two CGI characters, one of which is Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bardley Cooper). This character is a weasel that can talk and is very smart.

Behind the scenes

fantasy-pic6-DAFTo bring this character to life, the production team used one actor who wore a green screen suit. The actor himself had to squat while acting to adjust Rocket Raccoon’s height.

The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)

fantasy-pic7-DAFIn The Lord of the Rings trilogy, there is one character named Gollum or Smeagol. The character is a hobbit that is more than 500 years old.

Behind the scenes

fantasy-pic8-DAFThis character is played by Andy Serkis. Using a green screen suit and sensors around his body, Andy managed to bring the character to life.

Life of Pi (2012)

fantasy-pic9-DAFThis film tells the story of Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) who are trying to survive in the middle of the ocean. Pi was accompanied by a tiger which he brought after the ship he was on sank.

Behind the scenes

fantasy-pic10-DAFThe tiger who acted with Suraj turned out to be just a property shaped like an animal. In a scene, Suraj acts to calm a doll that will later be transformed into a tiger.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

fantasy-pic11-DAFIn the film, which tells the story of apes being smarter than humans, there are many ape characters who can talk. One of them is Caesar, played by Andy Serkis.

Behind the scenes

fantasy-pic12-DAFSimilar to when playing Gollum, Andy uses special clothes and sensors all over his body.

Twilight Saga (2008-2012)

fantasy-pic13-DAFIn the Twilight story, Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is a Lycan or werewolf. He can turn into a wolf at will.

Behind the scenes

fantasy-pic14-DAFIn this film, Taylor Lautner does not only play the human version of Jacob. He also wears a green screen suit and acts as a wolf.