#video | How to create special effects for the film “the Shape...

#video | How to create special effects for the film “the Shape of water»


If you have already managed to find new work remarkable Director Guillermo Del Toro called the Shape of Water (“water” — eng.), you will certainly be interested in a video about how the masters from the Studio of Mr. X has created an amazing special effect for this painting. If you for some reason haven’t seen the film — highly recommend to watch it because the video in this article contains serious plot spoilers.

Guillermo Del Toro has always been a master of creating creepy, but irresistible alluring tales. Remember even the worlds he created for such films as Cronos (1993), “the Mutants” (1997), “devil’s Backbone” (2001), “Hellboy” (2004) and “pan’s Labyrinth” (2006). The Director always attracted a grim history in which it is possible to give your imagination. Del Toro always carries a notebook, which makes all sorts of notes for his future films and numerous sketches for future characters and monsters. Oh, and the monsters in his films always everything was just perfect. On the film “water” Del Toro worked since 2011 and considers it the most difficult from a technical point of view his work for his entire career.

The plot of “Forms of water” was the love between a mute employee of a top secret government lab and the mysterious fish-man, who is being held captive. The Director believes that water is an amazing substance, capable of filling any form. In the film this feeling fills in the main characters, hence the name. If you have already seen the film, will surely be surprised how much work was done by the artists and animators. And we’re now talking not only about the great monster, once again played by the talented actor Doug Jones. In many scenes the special effects are simply invisible, but they create the right atmosphere and set the tone of the story.

Guillermo Del Toro paid a part of the special effects from your own pocket because the budget could not cover all expenses. Initially, the film is actually planned to shoot in black and white, but as soon as the producers saw what a great picture the Director intended, they allocated additional funds to the film was coloured. The film has already won two Golden globes (for best soundtrack and best Director), and also made a success at the Venice film festival, where room for several minutes with standing ovations.