Big Screen Effects: Downsizing

Big Screen Effects: Downsizing
Inspirations, Big Screen Effects May 09, 2018 at 11:53 AM

Downsizing was a film directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon about shrinking humans to pocket-size so they can minimize the human footprint. The concept was interesting, for sure, and the effects were fun. Here is some background on some of the effects.

Downsizing Trailer

If you're unfamiliar with the film, watch the trailer.

Downsizing VFX

ILM, Framestore, and Rodeo FX are some of the companies responsible for the effects of Downsizing. 

Downsizing VFX Breakdown from Rodeo FX

Rodeo FX delivered almost 360 shots for Downsizing, plus 285 CG assets for Leisureland, including 129 buildings.

"Our work on this film includes environment extensions, compositing, digi-doubles, CG environments, water simulations, animations, and more."

VFX Expert Breaks Down The History of Shrinking People in Movies | WIRED

Wired magazine talks to the VFX Supervisor on Downsizing, Jamie Price. Price goes through the history of special effects techniques such as "compositing, forced perspective, the Schüfftan process, rotoscoping, motion control, motion capture and more". Some of the movies he talks about are some of my favorites like The Incredible Shrinking Man and Ant-man, plusDarby O'Gill and the Little People, Hook, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Lord of the Rings, and more.

Go Behind the Scenes of Downsizing (2017)

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