Thursday, January 5th, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

Watch the ten best VFX sequences of 2011

Spoiler alert: VFX supervisor Dan Glass discusses the making of the movie that topped Popular Mechanics’ list of the 10 best VFX sequences of 2011.

Popular Mechanics has just posted its list of the ten greatest VFX sequences of 2011.

Unlike fxguide’s recent excellent run-down of the VFX ads of the year, it’s written for a non-specialist audience, so it doesn’t go into a lot of technical detail. (In fact, it only lists the VFX studio responsible in one case – but then, this is what Google is for).

That being so, it’s probably not stealing too much thunder to say that the sequence that tops the list was supervised by Dan Glass, in collaboration with 2001: A Space Odyssey legend Douglas Trumbull.

And if that hasn’t given it away, play the interview with Dan Glass at the top of the story for a complete spoiler.

Read Popular Mechanics’ list of the 10 greatest VFX shots of 2011