10 surprising ways famous film special effects were made

How do you solve a problem like VFX?

Recent technology has changed filmmaking forever – but special effects are now so seamlessly done that sometimes you can't even tell that the crew didn't just pitch up with their cameras and record real life for two hours.

Here are ten surprising ways that tech has been used to create recent films:

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