VFX Reference Vault: Underwater

Explore our VFX team's favorite reference material as we open our vault of inspiration for a peek into our stash.

VFX Reference Vault: Underwater

Welcome back to the Beyond-FX Reference Vault

Our secret stash of VFX reference materials is open and ready for sharing! Join us as we showcase some of our favorite materials for some of the most needed real-time VFX. Who knows, these might be just the thing your own real-time VFX reference vault needs…


We know you’ve been holding your breath for this one. Underwater! There are tons of different things happening beneath our oceans. Species of plants and animals, volcanic activity and canyons, sunlight and lack thereof - life below water is swimming with inspiration for your next effect!

The Trench Scene | Aquaman [4k, IMAX]

Exploring The Underwater World | 4K UHD | Blue Planet II | BBC Earth

The Ocean 4K - Captivating Moments with Jellyfish and Fish in the Ocean - Relaxation Video #2

When a Volcano Erupts Underwater | UnderH2O | PBS Digital Studios

THE ABYSS Clip - Alien Encounter (1989) Ed Harris

Top Secret! (1984) - Underwater Fight Scene HD

LEVIATHAN (Jerry Goldsmith - 1989) : "Escape Bubbles"

Bird Cage Cave Dive! (The longest cave in the world!)

Bioluminescence in the deep sea: How and why do animals create their own light?

Dolphins Swimming in Bioluminescence


Bioshock Opening Scene

ALIEN: RESURRECTION Clips - "Under Water" (1997) Sigourney Weaver

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