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The Magic of Rushes VFX Artists: Rubik’s Cube Video Find out about the video that has got the internet talking, ‘Solving 3 Rubik's Cubes in under 20 seconds whilst Juggling Mills Mess’. To answer the biggest question about the video: The skill on display here is expertise in seamless digital effects work -- not physical solving of the Rubik's cubes. In their own time and in between working on commercials for leading global brands, Rushes VFX artists like to indulge in a little creativity of their own. Lead VFX Artist Leo Weston has had a passion for juggling, since picking it up at 12 years old, and a fascination with the Rubik’s Cube. However, as accomplished as Leo is in both skills, we must confess that not everything is as it appears in the video. A lot of the visual effects created at Rushes and across the industry are ‘Invisible VFX’.