San Andreas centers around the eponymous California faultline and the earthquakes triggered by a massive tectonic shift.  What follows the earthquake and its aftershocks is wide-spread destruction, tsunamis, falling skyscrapers, Dwayne Johnson using various land/air/sea vehicles to rescue his family, and of course a veritable boatload of technology to bringing it to life on the screen. Technology including the Academy Award-winning tech: SpeedTree Cinema.

Image Engine put together a breakdown of one of the major VFX shots in the film. Check out the video below and read more about how they achieved photo-realism through technology for this pivotal scene.