VFXcool: Back to the Future Trilogy (1/2)

  • Published: 31 August 2017
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    Time to step away from viral videos and discuss some historically epic VFX work. In this episode, Captain Disillusion dives into the tech Industrial Light & Magic used to create the diverse visuals of the Back to the Future trilogy.


    Unless otherwise indicated, all footage and images used to illustrate this video essay are property of Universal Pictures and ILM.

    Intro theme by Hachik0 (soundcloud.com/snijboer)
    DeLorean 3D model by Chris Kuhn (facebook.com/Kuhn-Industries)
  • Entertainment Entertainment

Comments • 1 676

  • BrattyKittys
    BrattyKittys  2 days back

    Fun fact ILM means weather in Estonia

    • coolguyhino92
      coolguyhino92  3 days back

      PLEASE continue this series!!!!!!!!

      • tvsinesperanto
        tvsinesperanto  1 weeks back

        So cute that movie "engineers" adapted the logic that engineers like me developed the tech for.

        Ok that sounds like hubris. Yeah, no apologies. Fuck you! I worked on this shit in the 80's you losers!

        • tvsinesperanto
          tvsinesperanto  1 weeks back

          OK, not gonna go into full geek mode but Wes Takahashi is my fucking senpai

          • Brad Cozine
            Brad Cozine  1 weeks back

            "Trilogy (1/2)"

            • Tony Tweedy
              Tony Tweedy  2 weeks back

              It's a Vista Cruiser you could literally cruise the vistas.

              I love those movies. I feel like binge watching them and the original Ninja Turtles Movie.... Oh to be young again.

              • PhoenixFire504
                PhoenixFire504  2 weeks back

                Captain deserves his own Netflix show.

                • Anestis Kozakis
                  Anestis Kozakis  3 weeks back

                  Bob Gale was co-writer for the BTTF series, along with Zemeckis. he keeps getting forgotten. I'm including him here (catching up o watching CD episodes) to correct a wrong for him being left out. Bad Captain Disillusion. Bad!

                  • Skating rex
                    Skating rex  3 weeks back

                    SO BASICLY RICK AND MORTY

                    • Dutch1Gaming
                      Dutch1Gaming  3 weeks back

                      Industrial light and magic.
                      Thats where mythbusters came from

                      • Cooper Hickmott
                        Cooper Hickmott  3 weeks back


                        • Nickel Copy
                          Nickel Copy  4 weeks back

                          "I just want to touch it all and play with it all day long."...Same, lol

                          • T M
                            T M  4 weeks back

                            1/2 i see what u did there

                            • bill Niko
                              bill Niko  4 weeks back

                              ILM a professional fake video maker and provider.

                              • Samuel Lawrence
                                Samuel Lawrence  4 weeks back

                                How is the first video real.

                                • The Real Clayton
                                  The Real Clayton  1 months back

                                  Sir, where did you go????? I need more of your material!!!!

                                  • aurelija balekeviciene
                                    aurelija balekeviciene  1 months back

                                    i love !!!!!! back to det futur i seen all det movis

                                    • Lasky Labs
                                      Lasky Labs  1 months back

                                      I recently got some really nice prints of the original Back to the Future posters. Can't wait to deck my wall with them.

                                      • scumucs
                                        scumucs  1 months back

                                        you look like youve been chroming (huffing paint)

                                        • Sr. Doggo
                                          Sr. Doggo  1 months back

                                          Does he use fucking mac
                                          OH GOD IM UNSUBSCRIBING

                                          • Jung Eunbi
                                            Jung Eunbi  1 months back

                                            "I just wanna touch it all and play with it all day long"

                                            That's what she said.

                                            • kebman
                                              kebman  1 months back

                                              Somebody get this guy a photo signed by Zemeckis!

                                              • Stephen Vasko
                                                Stephen Vasko  1 months back

                                                I'll have to go back and watch your earliest works. You put on a good show Captain!

                                                • J S
                                                  J S  1 months back

                                                  why is half his face silver?

                                                  • Shane Frey
                                                    Shane Frey  2 months back

                                                    I used to be a kid, now Im a crazy guy.

                                                    • official lady gaga
                                                      official lady gaga  2 months back

                                                      He looks like he's been huffing paint

                                                      • Matt Nes'heim
                                                        Matt Nes'heim  2 months back

                                                        Are you still gonna tour with Green Day?

                                                        • Nuff Said
                                                          Nuff Said  2 months back

                                                          Captain Disillusion + Chris Stuckmann = Great film

                                                          • Nuff Said
                                                            Nuff Said  2 months back

                                                            Zemeckis is one of the best that includes vfx quite discreetly. Lies Beneath is a great example.

                                                            • The Kaiser
                                                              The Kaiser  2 months back

                                                              Sorry Captain, but Back to the Future is all fake.

                                                              • xwiing
                                                                xwiing  2 months back

                                                                take that shit off your face

                                                                • Bobby Bawl
                                                                  Bobby Bawl  2 months back

                                                                  Your so bad you actually make your videos interesting and that keeps me watching!

                                                                  • Jorge Zamora
                                                                    Jorge Zamora  2 months back

                                                                    Why is his face painted like that? Someone help me to understand this bullshit.

                                                                    • Bastian
                                                                      Bastian  2 months back

                                                                      I have no idea, and I'm here looking for the answer....

                                                                  • Zeki Enes Akkan
                                                                    Zeki Enes Akkan  2 months back

                                                                    I like your videos, but - no offence - the only reason why I do not subscribe to your channel is that ridiculous make-up you wear. Give it up and I'm sure you'll get 3 million+ subscribers.

                                                                    • Mandy Ovel
                                                                      Mandy Ovel  2 months back

                                                                      Duuh duuh duuuuuh, duh duh duh duh duh duuuuuh, duh duh duuh duuh duuh duuh duuuuuh, duuuuuh, duh duh duuh

                                                                      • Stinky Whizzletooth
                                                                        Stinky Whizzletooth  2 months back

                                                                        The unfunny inserts with you wearing that ridiculous spaceman outfit really takes away from the quality of the content.

                                                                        • stopmo crow
                                                                          stopmo crow  2 months back

                                                                          When this baby hits 88 mph your gonna see some serious shit

                                                                          • Adam McGaughey
                                                                            Adam McGaughey  2 months back

                                                                            This stuff would be great if you didn’t look like an idiot. I can’t watch this and risk someone asking me why I’m looking at some half silver imbecile on my screen.

                                                                            • Jay McDanieL
                                                                              Jay McDanieL  2 months back

                                                                              If I send you $ 100,000 on Patreon, will you stop wearing that makeup?

                                                                              • Wizard Engie
                                                                                Wizard Engie  1 months back

                                                                                @Niko Gaming You're right, it's not makeup it is Face-paint.

                                                                              • Niko Gaming
                                                                                Niko Gaming  2 months back

                                                                                It's not makeup

                                                                              • Joshua Pearce
                                                                                Joshua Pearce  2 months back

                                                                                Send it to me, and I'll edit it out of his videos for you.

                                                                            • isaac york
                                                                              isaac york  2 months back

                                                                              This dude is awesome. The only thing he is regretting is having to paint his face every time he shoots. *Or it's VFX but I doubt it.

                                                                              • Dustin MidNyte Driscoll
                                                                                Dustin MidNyte Driscoll  2 months back

                                                                                So whats the deal with the face paint?

                                                                                • 787brx8
                                                                                  787brx8  2 months back

                                                                                  Star Wars, Back to the Future, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and hundreds more screenplays were written by one ghostwriter. He would include the music in his screenplays. Directions to achieve certain effects Ect. were also included.

                                                                                  The ghostwriter was born in Logan Utah on Nov. 16 1976.

                                                                                  In Logan Utah: LMC, Bluebird Restaurant, Clock Tower Plaza and Twin Pines Condos

                                                                                  In BTTF: DMC, Bluebird Motel, Clock Tower and Twin Pines Mall

                                                                                  LMC and DMC were both owned by John Delorean.

                                                                                  In Marty's school there are yellow posters that say Bulldogs VS Indians which refer to the North Cache Bulldogs and Preston Indians.

                                                                                  Preston High School is where Napoleon Dynamite was filmed and it was also written by the ghostwriter.

                                                                                  Bill and Ted's last names are Preston and Logan.

                                                                                  The writer's parents house was once owned by the Preston family and was one of the first three houses built in Benson and was later cut in half then moved to Lewiston.

                                                                                  The writer's initials are A.M. and found in the symbols behind Darth Vader when he lifts up the guy by the neck.

                                                                                  The time at Twin Pines Mall reads 01:16 AM.
                                                                                  0(11)6 for Nov.
                                                                                  01(16) for his birthday
                                                                                  A.M....his initials

                                                                                  He also wrote over A thousand videogame concepts.

                                                                                  Glass Joe. Little Mac
                                                                                  Al. Joe. M

                                                                                  He is retired now and once the last of his screenplays gets made, then that will be it.

                                                                                  The ghostwriter was A writer in A previous lifetime and also A child prodigy.

                                                                                  He designed vehicles for his movies...the real world and the military. That is why Hill Airforce Base was the first to receive F-35s.
                                                                                  The M.O.A.B. was also designed by him... Moab Utah.

                                                                                  Your car/truck Ect. most likely has some parts designed by him. VTEC, Vortec, Voltec, Duratec, Ecotec and Ecoboost are A few of his drivetrain designs.

                                                                                  • stevealaska73
                                                                                    stevealaska73  2 months back

                                                                                    Ah ha, so this is what the Cinema Sins voice/guy looks like.

                                                                                    • daryl howard
                                                                                      daryl howard  2 months back

                                                                                      You deserve a real autograph

                                                                                      • Baladár
                                                                                        Baladár  2 months back

                                                                                        Something splashed on your face... Next time stay away from the painters.

                                                                                        • Deldok
                                                                                          Deldok  2 months back

                                                                                          This was very funny and cool!

                                                                                          • Hey McFly
                                                                                            Hey McFly  2 months back

                                                                                            7:07 what's that music please ?

                                                                                            • MadMan's Creatives
                                                                                              MadMan's Creatives  2 months back

                                                                                              If Steven Spielberg made BTTF, Marty would have had a little sister who time traveled with him. And a John Williams score.