Must Watch: ILM's Reel for the Oscar Nominated VFX in 'The Avengers'

January 11, 2013
Source: ComingSoon

ILM's 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.

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Well it certainly has the coolness factor going for it and is incredible in its own right, but Life of Pi FTW

Nic on Jan 11, 2013


That was incredible. They showed off shots that were completely digitally rendered, that I thought had at least been based on helicopter shots for the background.

David Kinskey-Lebeda on Jan 11, 2013


Even though I didn't like it, Hobbit's VFX were the best of the year...

David Darida on Jan 11, 2013


Guest on Jan 11, 2013


Life of Pi deserves to win - this kind of stuff is just more of the same.. nothing really new whereas the Tiger with all its complex skin and fur and beautiful animation just blows everything else out of the 'water'. It deserves to win!!

nha on Jan 11, 2013


I'd disagree in that we don't really know how much of the avengers was special effects , but I could easily tell when the tiger was CGI or when it was a real tiger. But the academy never gives it to the best special effects they give it to the best movie with special effects. That's how transformers 3 lost to Hugo

Anthony Donovan Stokes on Jan 12, 2013


The shawarma in the final stop motion looks delicious. 😉

dandassow on Jan 11, 2013


Ethan "Unrendered bare ass" Anderton.

David Banner on Jan 11, 2013


Amazing, beautiful & brilliant!

Deepak T on Jan 12, 2013


Always like these things. It'd be good to see some more original fantasy films not based on comics in the future with this tech, possibly when it isn't so expensive/////

Carpola on Jan 12, 2013

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