Visual / special effects
See how Caleb Landry Jones and a team of engineers, animators, and puppeteers were able to bring a powerfully human performance to artificial intelligence in Finch.
Tom Hanks is Finch, a man who embarks on a moving and powerful journey to find a new home for his unlikely family—his beloved dog and a newly created robot—in a dangerous and ravaged world.
Mirror shots in movies are especially challenging, as it's hard to shoot a character's reflection without accidentally revealing the camera. So Hollywood has many visual tricks to avoid this. Movies like "The Lady from Shanghai" and "It Chapter Two" used two-way mirrors. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" didn't use a mirror at all and instead had Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton standing on one side of an open frame looking into a double set with body doubles mimicking their every move. Better visual effects meant movies like "Birdman" could shoot a real mirror and easily erase the camera later. For "Last Night in Soho," Edgar Wright used a combination of these techniques, and many more, so Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy could mirror each other's movements.
"Tom Holland does a ton of his own stunts." Kelly Port, the Visual Effects Supervisor for 'Spider-Man: No Way Home,' gives his in-depth analysis and insider's look at the CGI and VFX in the scenes leading up to Doctor Octopus's introduction during the "bridge fight."
TIFF's very own Matt Brown (The Cinema of Survival: Mad Max Fury Road) on how audiences received and celebrated the practical elements of Mad Max: Fury Road, the eye-popping fourth entry in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action series, in an increasingly digitally forward landscape.