Sometimes it is best not to know how visual effects are created as it may spoil the film you have already enjoyed. However, in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the special effects are so breathtaking they deserve an explanation, even if the actual film failed to answer all its questions. MPC have released a truly stunning, and immensely enjoyable five minute video showing how some of Prometheus’ visual effects were created and designed, and it is truly wonderful to watch. The short video is almost hypnotic with a gorgeous score called “A Planet to Conquer” by Phillipe Rey.
Here is the description for the video:
“MPC’s breakdown shows how we created the alien planet LV-223, space environments, the human crew and alien space-crafts, an explosive crash scene sequence, plus bringing to life the alien ‘Hammerpede'”
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Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts, Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson, Logan Marshall-Green, and Ben Foster. Prometheus is available now on DVD & Blu-ray.
In the distant future two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team members discover an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.
Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With ‘Prometheus’ he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.