This is just a bit of fun, but consider for a moment the range and depth of skills that went in to this amazing piece of work
The blockbuster science-fiction movie look is now available to anyone with a good story, creative vision and persistance.
Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby is built not around expensive sets but probably some of the best CGI ever seen (well, we should probably say "apart from Gravity" - which, although it's in a CGI league of it's own, is not exactly a historical costume drama)
This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: have you ever heard the collective sound of several hundred people's jaws dropping? If you've been to a cinema where they're showing the Life of Pi for the first time, then you probably have
Siggraph has produced a trailer highlighting some of the new and exciting experimental stuff that will be presented at the show
More hyper-realistic CGI, with innovative motion capture techniques
It's really, really hard to create a GGI human face that's convincing. If you know this, then you also know the reason why so many blockbuster movies (Antz, Bug's life, Cars, WALL•E etc) have been about things and not humans