Let’s go back in time with VFX wizards Fido and check out some gnarly behind the scenes videos for the film Kung Fury.

If you grew up in the 80s, there’s no doubt you were raised on a steady diet of synth rock, action movies, and Arnold one-liners. So, what happens if you take all of that and smash it together? The answer: Kung Fury. The film was released online recently and everyone here at RocketStock thinks it’s quite excellent. David Sandberg and his really captured the radness of the 80s in a way we’ve not seen before. Before we get to the visual effects of the film, do yourself a favor and watch the official Kung Fury movie, which has been made available from Laser Unicorn.

How righteous was that?! If you were one of the many people that donated to the film through Kickstarter you would have received a series of tutorials that break down how they achieved many of the visual effects for the film, particularly how they created the old VCR effect in After Effects. Hopefully those tutorials will eventually be released to the public for mass consumption.

In the meantime, let’s check out how visual effects house Fido developed the film by using a mixture of 3D modeling and animation softwares along with After Effects.

Here are some choice VFX videos from Fido. In this first clip, we see how they created the body splitting sequence at the opening of the film.

In this next clip, we catch another scene form early on in the movie, where an arcade machine goes violently rogue. Again we can see a heavy amount of CGI in the shots, which are backed up with composited characters.

The last VFX video from Fido shows an insane car stunt which was all built in 3D. We see a sample of the detailed layer construction to get everything to work just right. The film as a whole was an incredible and ambitious project to say the least, but director David Sandberg and VFX studio Fido really pulled it off.

Just because we’re cool like that, we’ve added a short tutorial from Hackerman himself. In this tutorial, he shows us how to effectively hack time. Just remember not to run into your former self… It could create a time paradox and unravel the whole fabric of the space-time continuum.

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What are your thoughts on Kung Fury and the VFX they used? Do you find the film bodacious or bogus? Sound off in the comments below.