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The Flash – Visual Effects Video and 2×02 Synopsis

Have you ever wondered how they make The Flash so visually stunning? Check out this behind-the-scenes video to find out! It’s easy to forget how much work goes into making a superhero show, and bringing a big fight to life (like Flash versus Reverse Flash and Flash versus Grodd) is no easy feat! I was blown away by the effects in this video. The finished episodes are so realistic that sometimes you don’t even realize certain parts are CGI. You really have to admire all the work, the layering, and the simulated bones and muscles.

As an added bonus, this incredible video also teases a few snippets of the new season–and it’s only Part 1. That means there’ll be another video coming, and probably soon!

It takes a lot of work to animate the fastest man alive, and the visual effects supervisor, Armen Kevorkian, explains some of the techniques use to create Barry’s digital double, Gorilla Grodd, Reverse Flash, and even Atom Smasher. Central City itself even has a digital double! These are the kind of effects we used to only get in movies, but now we see on the small screen, too. I’m so amazed by it all and have even more respect for the effort that goes into bringing a comic book story to life.

Now onto Season 2, Episode 2! Remember that Flash of Two Worlds image from this post? It’s back and part of the promotion for the new season’s second episode, named after The Flash comic #123. Here is the official synopsis, courtesy of this post on Comicbook.com.

“Flash of Two Worlds” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)

INTRODUCING JAY GARRICK — Jay Garrick (guest star Teddy Sears), a mysterious man from Earth-2, appears at S.T.A.R. Labs with a dire warning about an evil speedster named Zoom, who is set on destroying The Flash.  Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team must decide if they can trust this stranger even as they face yet another powerful meta-human.  Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) must deal with a determined officer named Patty Spivot (guest star Shantal VanSanten) who wants to join his meta-human task force.  Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#202).  Original airdate 10/13/2015.

Episode 2 is when we’re truly introduced to Jay Garrick, Zoom, and Patty Spivot (although we’ll likely get some teasers and/or footage of Jay and Zoom in Episode 1 as well). There’s another meta-human of the week, so now we get to wonder about who that might be. Any guesses?

The Flash returns October 6th–we’re only a week and a half away!–and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be watching the premiere with much more awe and excitement now that you know state-of-the-art CGI is lending a hand to immerse us into The Flash’s world (and into other worlds like Earth 2).

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