Trending Film Effects to Expect in 2019

By January 20, 2019Uncategorized


One of our favorite things to do here at Fusion 360 Studios is to talk about the film industry, specifically, how major video production companies are always reaching new heights when it comes to special effects, production strategies, and immersive storytelling. The major productions companies such as Universal and FOX help inspire smaller video production companies and advertising agencies when it comes to implementing amazing VFX into brand videos and advertisements.

Movies today have been especially impressive when it comes to film effects; with the production of new hardware and the development of more intricate software, it’s expected to see certain effects trickle down to lower budget productions each year. Here are some of the trending film effects you should expect to see in 2019 and how major video production companies have utilized them, as well as how smaller agencies can use them to vamp up their own projects.

“Invisible” Effects

When you think of effects, you think of things that you can see, right? Well, a popular group of video effects that have been trending for a while — and will probably become a trending effect in 2019 — are “invisible” effects. These effects are designed to not be seen — they’re used to remove on-screen visuals that don’t belong in the shot. It may not sound like much of an effect, but it salvages shots and serves various purposes.

This “effect” is most definitely going to be a trending film effect in 2019, as it can greatly help speed up the post-production process.

De-Aging Effects

Movies like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Captain America: Civil War, and Blade Runner 2049 have all used the so called “Benjamin Button effect.” This film effect helps reverse an older actors age to help filmmakers be able to fulfill scenes that require instances where the actor needs to be portrayed as their younger self.

This effect will surely become a trending effect in 2019, especially in spin-off films or prequels that may come into development.

Digital Characters and Virtual Humans

Technology today has been able to bring us some of the most advanced CGI known to man, and it’s no surprise that 2019 will be a huge year for digital characters and virtual humans. It has already been done in the past, in films such as Furious 7, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Guardians of the Galaxy, and the need for virtual characters in upcoming films such as The Lion King, Alita: Battle Angel, and Avengers: End Game is as prominent as ever.

Practical Effects

There are some effects better left to computers, and practical effects help create things like dramatic explosions, you know, things too dangerous to replicate in real life? With the crazy line-up of superhero movies set-up for 2019, there is no doubting that practical effects are going to be a huge trend this year.

Trending effects trend because of their practicality and their success in the film industry, so when you go out and watch a movie this year, keep your eyes peeled for these trending film effects in lower video production companies’ content!

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