Must Watch: ILM's Reel for the Oscar Nominated VFX in 'The Avengers'
Around the holidays just last year, we highlighted a featurette from Industrual Light & Magic that ran through the visual effects breakdown of that one epic long take battle shot from the climax in The Avengers. Now that the visual effects studio has been nominated for an Oscar for their work on the film (the only comic book movie to receive a nod this year), they've released a cool sizzle reel that shows how some of the effects heavy shots came together. From Hulk (look for unrendered bare ass) to the Helicarrier and the stunning recreation of Manhattan with that signature shot of The Avengers assembling, it's all here.
Here's the stunning VFX reel for ILM's work on The Avengers, found via ComingSoon:
ILM released the video saying, "We are proud to present this video which showcases some of ILM's Oscar nominated effects work for the 2012 hit film, Marvel's The Avengers. This reel represents a small fraction of the work created by over 200 ILM artists, scientists, and engineers backed up by a world class production team. The stop motion animations which open and close the reel were done the old fashioned way - by hand, one frame at a time. They were crafted by ILM's stop motion guru, Erik Dillinger specifically for this reel." I love seeing how these effects shots break down and how many elements go into them. It just goes to show you just how many people work countless hours to make a movie like The Avengers possible.