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Did you really think that The Life of Pi was actually shot in the middle of the ocean? Sorry to disappoint, but most of the amazing structures and scenic layouts we see in our favourite movies are actually just visual effects.

Sadly, many people aren’t aware that most of these films are shot in warehouses wrapped in different backdrops.

Here are a few before and after photos that show exactly how misleading visual effects can be:

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Gravity

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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The Great Gatsby

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Game of Thrones

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World War Z

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The Walking Dead

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Boardwalk Empire

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Oz, the Great and Powerful

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The Avengers

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The Dark Knight

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The Hobbit

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