True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
|--Jean Cocteau (French director, painter, playwright, and poet)|
The difference between jaw-dropping movie effects and the motion graphics made by a budding artist comes down to one thing: details. The real world is full of detail we take for granted and rarely articulate, but it is the job of visual effects artists and supervisors to recognize where real-world detail is missing in a shot and then know how to add it.
The basic principle behind visual effects is that we are trying to replicate ...