The Blade Runner 2049 does not have the question of revolves around computer-generated effects. Whether it is a retro-futuristic tech or its holographic AI personas. However, the CG is more pervasive than you might think. Denis Villeneuve’s bleak sci-fi movie visual effects reel were released Rodeo FX. And it is obvious that even the apparently mundane shots were draped in digital artwork. Caution: there are mild spoilers ahead.
It is not shocking that few scenes are completely CG (like flights over the future Los Angeles), or have to use it to fill in landscapes that do not exist. However, it is the extent to that it is used. when K exits his vehicle in Las Vegas. As an example, few little of the scene is real. He walks toward a green screen held up by a crane. Even moments that do not look like they want CG. Like visiting a collection of genetic records or a sweatshop, use it to add depth and atmosphere.
The clip highlights not just Rodeo’s CG skills (that is clearly the main purpose), but also how far effects have come since the original Blade Runner… and actually, in the movie industry in general. Where the 1st movie was dictated by the limitations of filmmaking that was still almost exclusively analog, 2049 could go as far as its creators’ imaginations would allow.