Visual effects shots are optical illusions that sufficiently persuade the audience to suspend disbelief. Today most VFX are doen by a computer but that has not always been the case.
There thankfully are still those skilled artists within cinema that build minature sets and stage dramatic scenes.
Here is a wonderful short video about the minature effects for Wes Anderson's short film on Netflex The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.
Video from piercefilm productions
The Wondeful Story of Henry Sugar Miniature Effects
"Miniatures supervised by Simon Weisse at The Prop and Model Maker Berlin workshop for the Wes Anderson short film on Netflix. Concept artwork by Turlo Griffin. Production design by Adam Stockhausen. Thanks to Indian Paintbrush" from video introduction
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar | Official Trailer | Netflix
Video from Netflex
"A beloved Roald Dahl story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling. Only on Netflix September 27." from video introduction