How The Flash Hit the Ground Running With Super Visual Effects (Video)

As TVLine noted after nominees were announced for the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The CW’s The Flash scored a nod with its freshman run, for Outstanding Visual Effects.

That the speedster series sparked the interest of the Academy is no S.T.A.R. Labs-like accident, given the amount of thought and consideration put into every crackle of electricity, fiery frenemy and grunting gorilla.

“At any given moment there is a superhero movie on TV, and these are movies that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg points out in the above excerpt from “Creating the Blur: The VFX of Flash,” one of several featurettes from the Digital HD release of The Flash: The Complete First Season. “If you don’t put on something that’s going to compete with that… people are going to check out.”

Also featured in the video above are EP Greg Berlanti, who compares the number of visual effects shots The Flash pulls off versus a typical blockbuster film, and Visual Effects Supervisor Armen V. Kevorkian, whose team turns around the weekly blast of super CGI in… a flash.

The Flash: The Complete First Season is available now on Digital HD, and coming to Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 22.

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