gravity_2On one hand, this video is completely fascinating, and on the other, it does deflate a little of the spectacle in Alfonso Cuaron’s groundbreaking Gravity. Regardless, the behind-the-scenes clip is a potent reminder that CGI is a powerful storytelling tool when wielded by the right creative mind, and that, at least in this point in time, what sells it is the clever use of a real flesh-and-blood performance.

You should by no means watch the clip below if you haven’t seen the film yet, but if you have, it’s a mind-blowing look at true cinematic artistry.