At POP­U­LAR ME­CHAN­ICS we host our own Os­cars

Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

We get sucked into movies for the plot or the act­ing but what keeps us en­thralled are the ef­fects. Ev­ery­thing around the ac­tors has to be per­fect – to feel real, or at least re­al­is­tic – or we stop think­ing we’re in their world and re­mem­ber we’re just in a movie the­atre. That’s why, for the last four years, we’ve cel­e­brated the peo­ple re­spon­si­ble for the cam­er­a­work, the stunts, the model build­ing, the makeup, the sets, the ex­plo­sions, and the in­sane drone-cap­tured footage that makes us love go­ing to the movies. Our awards are just like the Os­cars, only there are no mu­si­cal per­for­mances or com­mer­cials, and you can get through them in un­der ten min­utes. Over the next seven pages you can read the sto­ries be­hind the most in­no­va­tive fea­tures of 13 great movies, in­clud­ing our first-ever pick for movie of the year, Blade Run­ner 2049 (pic­tured).

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