The Great Gatsby's Video Effects Supervisor Shows off Film's Tricks in Behind-the-Scenes Video

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The Great Gatsby VFX from Chris Godfrey on Vimeo.

Thanks to the rise of digital effects, the images moviegoers think they’re seeing on-screen are often misleading—especially during the summer months. For blockbusters, the belief is that bigger and flashier is better, and with Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, that’s exactly what we got.

However you felt about the most recent adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, most agreed it succeeded on the visual front. Last week, the VFX supervisor for the film, Chris Godfrey, posted this incredible behind-the-scenes video on how he and his team were able to achieve the visual wonders that you saw in Gatsby.

Take a look at the video above.