Maleficent – Digital Effects/Behind The Scenes


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While watching Maleficent I was wondering what Juno Temple, Lesley Manville and Emelda Staunton felt when they saw their pixie characters come to life, it must have been an exciting but strange feeling to see themselves completely recreated!  Here’s Lesley Manville and Emelda Staunton talking about their experience of playing ‘Flittle’ and ‘Knotgrass’.
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The-3-Good-Fairies-maleficent-2014-37162379-1600-1067The digital effects for Maleficent are stunning, the three pixies are so good it’s easy to forget they’re not human.  I’m sure as a little girl I would have absolutely loved those little pixies!  The video below shows some incredible detail of how they merged real actors with a digital recreation.

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A collection of short clips showing behind the scenes footage.

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5 thoughts on “Maleficent – Digital Effects/Behind The Scenes

    1. I see what you mean, yeah, it could ruin it couldn’t it? I never thought of what it would be like to know how they created certain bits of the film, it might spoil the fantasy element. I should put a spoiler warning on here!! 😉

  1. This is amazing to see how CG can generate very life like human as such. For some reason, I like the pointed ears people. They are kind of cute. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Oh yes, it is stunning what they can do now! I thought they had added their heads onto animated bodies and shrunk their faces, and made them look younger, I never guessed the entire characters were an animated creation. They’re not far away from creating lifelike characters without the need of an actor at all, which is exciting, but also a bit scary. I’m sure the actors unions round the world would have something to say about that!

      Pointy ears are becoming so liked today that some people are actually having surgery on their ears to make them pointed http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ear-pointing-surgery-elf-ears-mr-spock/story?id=13317198 so if you see anyone in real life with pointed ears, they will probably be real!! 😀

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