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5 Movies You Didn’t Realize Were Filmed Using Green Screen

1. Life of Pi

Life of Pi is based on the best-selling book of the same name, written by Yann Martel. Not only was the tiger completely fake, but the ocean was, as well. Filming in the actual ocean would be too complicated and unpredictable, so the filmmakers used a green screen, pool, and CGI effects.

2. The Great Gatsby

Again, based on the popular book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a lot of this movie was filmed using a green screen. Since it took place in the 1930s, they needed New York to look as it was back then, as well. They also used green screens and CGI for many of the mansion scenes, as shown below.

3. Titanic

Titanic is another movie that takes place out in the ocean. Of course, it was filmed on set by using, you guessed it, a green screen and pool when needed. 

4. Tag

The use of the green screen in the movie Tag was extremely interesting. Just as in a lot of movies, they use it in a basic way as backdrops, but when Jeremy Renner broke his arms early during filming, they decided to take advantage of the possibilities that green screens have instead of delaying production. They used green material and wrapped his casts in it. Then, they edited his arms back in during post-production.

5. Iron Man 3

It’s no surprise that superhero and action movies use green screens all the time, but did you know they actually used one to put Robert Downey Jr. into scenes after he sustained an ankle injury? Most of the filming was done, so instead of halting production, they used the green screen, a stunt double, and editing to add him back in.