Filmmaking in space is impossible.
I’d read about the technology that Alfonso Cuarón and his team in Gravity created to make the “impossible” film, Gravity possible. In this video released over the holidays, you can feel what the crew was trying to display!
That “Light Box” is the really ingenious thing: Rather than trying to figure out how to move Sandra Bullock through space, they realized they could move space around her. Not that it was simple from there. To make the technique work, they built the Light Box, or “Sandy’s Box,” out of “1.8 million individually controllable LED bulbs”
It’ll be a shame if any other movie wins the best visual effects Oscar. And I can’t wait to see what other movies do with this technology from here.