Months of build up and anticipation will culminate with the 86th Academy Awards this Sunday. While there are some fantastic movies nominated for Best Picture this year, including Her, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, and 12 Years a Slave, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is the frontrunner for a majority of the technical categories. It’s amazing to think about how much time and energy Cuarón and his production team put into Gravity to make the film a reality. The featurette above perfectly illustrates how the film went from green-screen performances to the finished product we saw on the big screen a few months ago.
You really don’t realize how much of Gravity is CGI until you watch the video above. It’s hard to imagine that a majority of Gravity‘s imagery was just Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in strange, white “space suits,” acting in front of a green-screen and trying to convey the fear of being lost in outer space. The production of Gravity alone is worth numerous Academy Awards when you consider that the movie actually looks like Cuarón took a camera crew into space.