Many Hollywood movies are unthinkable without special effects. The scope and variety of theses techniques are getting bigger and better all the time. Amateur videographers are also using special effects in their work.
Gerd Nefzer has created stunning visual material for many international blockbusters. The German special effects artist talked to DW about his work on "Blade Runner 2049," for which he received an Oscar.
"The Shape of Water" has won the Academy Award for best picture. Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand have taken home the top acting honors, and Guillermo del Toro won best director.
Beyond his most iconic role as Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars," the 66-year-old actor Mark Hamill has featured in about 70 movies and nearly 200 TV shows. He is now getting a Walk of Fame star — no wars required.
Usually working in Hollywood, German filmmaker Robert Schwentke tackled a chapter of World War II from an unusual perspective in his movie "The Captain," which shows that sometimes the uniform does make the man.
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