We could say visual effects are the most important part of a movie. The use of miniatures in the films dates back to the old days of movie making. Thanks to the brilliant minds of the visual artists who create small scale models of things that do not exist. Though CGI is currently the most preferred effect in movies these days, many still use the practical effects for many reasons. Miniature effects are more realistic. Movies such as Titanic, The Impossible, Star Trek, and The Dark Knight used miniature models. Usually, if a movie invests on visual effects, it is likely to perform better in the box office. That’s how important the visual is.
Now, we present to you awesome movies that featured jaw-dropping miniature sets.
Derek Meddings created this Siberian landscape for the James Bond series.
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This snow fortress miniature was created by Paul Franklin’s team.
The Lord of the Rings
Rivendell, House of Elrond miniature set.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel is actually a 9-foot miniature.
Escape from New York
Brothers Bob and Dennis Skotak fixing the Manhattan Island model.
Metropolis miniature model.