in Misc After 20 years, this is still one of the most mind boggling visual effects, from the movie Contact |TTI by Ytima August 13, 2017, 7:00 am 33 Comments After 20 years, this is still one of the most mind boggling visual effects, from the movie Contact Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Related bogglingContacteffectsmindMovieTTIvisualYears See more Previous article Smugglers Throw Hundreds of African Migrants Off Boats Headed to Yemen |TTI Next article [WP] The stronger your opponent is, the easier you defeat him. Sick and tired of seeing elite assassins and battle-hardened units fall, your worst enemy sends his six year old son after you. |TTI 33 Comments Leave a Reply Woah that’s crazy. I never noticed this madness. When she reaches for the handle you can see her red sleeve poking out but not on the “reflection” Reply [An explanation as to how it was done](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxa3j8bK-c4) Also somebody recreated the effect for their own use and [walk through the process as well](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdWRYlAt3TI). Reply I would never have noticed this anomaly if someone hadn’t pointed it out. I am a numpty. Reply Excellent movie. Reply Katya? Reply I don’t get what happened Reply Airplane did something similar at about 1minute in. https://youtu.be/U4tU3ZRFoUI Reply Very good scene. I may watch this movie today now. Thank you Reply I’m okay to go Reply This movie makes me mad. People build an alien machine based on an alien blueprint and still don’t believe her… Reply The only thing that really stands out to me is the fake running she does down the hallway. Reply Fascinating from a technical standpoint. Emotionally devastating as a cinematographic device. Simply brilliant all the way around. Reply What is so confusing about this? It’s pretty clear that it’s witchcraft. Reply Don’t you mean mind bottling? https://youtu.be/rSfebOXSBOE Here is the Contact intro; the big zoom. https://youtu.be/EWwhQB3TKXA Reply it took me 5 minutes to even realize the actual effect i was thinking “whats the big deal about hiding cameramen during a mirror shot?” then i realized what actually happened and my brain is fucked Reply What is more mind blowing is watching the actor grow up and fuck a corpse in “Neon Demon”. Reply what even happened i dont get it Reply Robert Zemekis movies always have clever camera moves in them. Reply Nevermind the compositing trickery, the entire plot and themes of Contact still *more* than hold up after 20 years. The entire thing was a jab at organized religion, the maddening organizational gridlock and bureaucracy of western governments, the absurd funding and political clout of the American military, and infantile status of the world’s nation-tribes, crawling and hissing at each other while human potential is so much greater. Sagan was a humanist and Contact adhered to the time honored method of using Science Fiction as a proxy to safely ridicule and expose the absurdity of modern society. Reply who puts a family photo next to the toilet Reply Oh Honey Reply If you take out that godawful romantic subplot with Matthew McConaughey, it’s a great film Reply On the DVD for Contact there is a ‘making of’ special that shows a great deal of compositing is done in this movie, one seemingly simple looking room scene was created from like 4 shots, the sky from somewhere, the outside from elsewhere and trees from somewhere else, jodie foster had a CGI morphed face when the first one blows up created from 2 different emotions, painting the crowd scenes inmpressed me lol. It is worth finding the dvd just for the special. Reply Don’t forget Contact kicks ass. Reply [Here](https://www.reddit.com/r/woahdude/comments/3424cz/this_scene_from_the_movie_contact/cqqyibx/) is a link to my simple explanation of how this was done that was quite popular the last time this video was posted. Reply This whole movie actually has an insane amount of compositing. Even normal scenes, like when they are just chatting outside, it was a clear day and they added clouds etc. Watching the special features DVD of everything they did is jaw dropping. Normal stuff nowadays but really cutting edge for 1997. Reply This breaks my brain. Reply As a VFX major we had to recreate this shot in my school. It was incredibly fun and like the post on here explaining the shot states, it was a composite of hallway footage and mirror footage all painted together. Really fun technique to recreate. Reply But your dad just calls me Katya Reply Man, I’ve been so indoctrinated by modern effects it took me a minute to be able to appreciate this. Reply I think I just had a stroke. Reply Small moves, Ellie. Small moves. Reply Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.