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Alien: Covenant utilized a wide range of practical sets and effects during production but during its post production phase, MPC lent their talent at resurrecting the infamous Xenomorph and bringing Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel to life by use of CGI. In many instances MPC paired their visual effects technology to the physical props provided by Odd Studio and Creatures Inc. to provide fans with as real of an experience as possible, but some scenes required total CGI commitment. The following video was published by MPC a short while ago and helps to break down some of the film's most iconic VFX moments. Check it out:

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sherris

MemberChestbursterSep-16-2017 12:19 PM

out fukn rageous !!

 

That was unbelievable 

ALIEN1979

MemberOvomorphSep-16-2017 3:09 PM

CGI quality of alien covenant was inferior to Prometheus. In multiple sequences of the Xenomorph and neomorph, it was obvious CGI as the skin and the movement didn't feel alive but artificial. Would prefer to see the creatures not so obvious and use more suits or animatronics.

The so-called chestburster scene was one of the worst and ridiculous I've seen in the alien franchise.

murnau

MemberOvomorphSep-17-2017 3:28 AM

Yeah, CGI was overused, despite all the hype about practical effects, suits etc. I like a lot about this movie – blu-ray coming my way – but CGI monster efx is a let-down. Why not trust your practical efx, Ridley, and use your consummate skill as editor to create genuinely scary images with believable, classy real-world in-camera techniques? Budget was so huge on this that it should’ve been possible. Alien’s first xeno and Aliens’ queen are still the scariest and the best, are indelibly etched on the memory because they are achieved with old-skool movie-making skill. . .

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MemberChestbursterSep-17-2017 10:24 AM

I thought the special effects in Covenant were some of the best and while I love practical the CGI looked better than what a man in a suit would bring to the table unfortunately. You can just do so much more like having a Xeno grow on-screen or any of the action scenes. It may look 'fake' at times but not anymore so than practical. I'm glad though that Ridley used practical on set for the actors.

I Moon Girl

MemberChestbursterSep-24-2017 9:17 AM

 I do wish that some of the CGI wasn't used so much.  Most of it was good, but there were maybe a handful of scenes which looked fake.  Not a bad fake, but fake nonetheless.  It interrupted the story for me because I realized that the graphics team could have done a better job. 

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Alien: Covenant is a sequel to 2012's Prometheus as well as a prequel to 1979's ALIEN. Alien fans looking to know more about Alien: Covenant should check back often. Alien-Covenant.com is an information resource for film enthusiasts looking to learn more about the upcoming blockbuster Alien: Covenant. Providing the latest official and accurate information on Alien: Covenant, this website contains links to every set video, viral video, commercial, trailer, poster, movie still and screenshot available. This site is an extension of the Alien & Predator Fandom on Scified - a central hub for fans of Alien and Prometheus looking to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Images used are property of their respective owners. Alien: Covenant, Prometheus and its associated names, logos and images are property of 20th Century Fox and are in no way owned by Scified and its related entities. This is a fan-created website for the purpose of informing and exciting fans for Alien: Covenant's release. If you have any questions about this site, its content or the Scified Network in general, feel free to contact Scified directly.

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