Have you ever seen CGI that’s so impressive that you can’t help but wonder how they managed to do that? Or perhaps it’s the opposite—it was so bad that you noticed the mistakes even without any VFX (visual effects) experience?
Well, the VFX artists at Corridor Crew are there to watch them along with you—and provide the information needed to understand how the effects were done.
Corridor Crew reacts to a plethora of visual effects, ranging from hidden indie films to blockbuster Marvel movies. They also showcase a few tricks of their own, often competing against one another in render challenges, tricking each other with technology and more, explaining the creative process behind their creations as they go along. Yet another Corridor Crew series involves stuntmen explaining good and bad Hollywood stunts.
Corridor Crew offers insightful details about how movies use both CGI and practical elements to create many famous scenes, whether they be from Lord of the Rings, The Mummy or Paddington 2. Often, they’ll bring on someone who worked on a movie to help explain exactly what the director wanted. Viewers get an informative and educational deep dive into the magic of the movies—entirely for free.
Additionally, though the employees at Corridor Crew are seasoned VFX artists, they are consistently excited to learn more from others. They don’t act like they understand everything, and they often ponder how various effects were done. The group’s enjoyment for what they do is immediately apparent.
Many of the movies they react to contain violence, blood and explosions. Videos occasionally include shirtless men or men and women in swimsuits, while other videos contain censored nudity. Members of Corridor Crew also swear, including the f-word, s-word and “b–ch.” They also frequently misuse God’s name.
Some of the group’s challenges will be unsavory for many viewers as well. In one challenge, the VFX artists takes movies such as Spider-Man and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and make them R-rated, often adding grotesque amounts of blood and gore. In a rendering challenge, the team competes to make the “most disgusting CGI,” which includes a foot being shredded by a cheese grater. In yet another challenge, Corridor Crew attempts to make offensive bowling animations, one of which includes making fun of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
For those who are interested in VFX, Corridor Crew offers insightful commentary on countless movies and their respective edits. They explain how to create various effects, and they often showcase them with examples of their own. However, this group often works with and creates adult content, so parents may want to be wary in which videos they let their children watch.
Though he was born in Kansas, Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics and hermeneutics. He doesn’t think the ending of Lost was “that bad.”