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Several Eternals Costumes Were Entirely CGI

Welcome to your (probably daily) reminder that technology is absolutely wild and the future is here (whether you like it or not). In the year of our lord 2021, we're used to seeing a good smattering of CGI when it comes to those big, bombastic superhero and action movies. Hell, CGI is so commonplace now that it becomes actual news when films use practical effects instead. However, it seems like Chloé Zhao's "Eternals" really upped the ante when it comes to creatively using CGI. These aren't just...
Tags: Movies, News, Michael Bay, Angelina Jolie, Chanel, Vfx, Jolie, Aitken, Devil Wears Prada, Chloe Zhao, Thena, Matt Aitken, Thanos AKA Harry Styles Styles

VOTD: VFX Artists React to ‘Avatar’, ‘King Kong’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Jurassic Park’

Last week, the gang from Corridor Crew dove into the visual effects of Avengers: Endgame with the help of Weta Digital visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken, who worked on several key sequences from the Marvel Studios blockbuster. Now they’re all back to take a look back at a couple projects from Weta Digital’s past. Watch as VFX artists react to Avatar (as we wait for the sequels), Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong, and the creation of Gollum for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as one...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Avatar, Jurassic Park, Visual Effects, Peter Jackson, Marvel Studios, Empire State Building, Gollum, Kong, King-Kong, Aitken, WETA Digital, WETA, Video Of The Day, Behind the Scenes Footage

VOTD: VFX Artists React to Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’

One of the movies nominated for Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards last night was Avengers: Endgame. It was the only Oscar nomination that the Marvel Studios blockbuster could muster, and considering the fact that nearly every single shot in the movie requires the use of visual effects, they certainly deserved it. But not every movie is perfect, and even though Avengers: Endgame has some truly incredible visual effects throughout, mistakes were made, and one of them is addressed in a new...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Avengers, Visual Effects, Marvel Studios, Aitken, WETA Digital, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day, Behind the Scenes Footage, Matt Aitken, Avengers: Endgame, Endgame Corridor Crew

Learn Secrets from the Special Effects Wizards Behind 2019’s Biggest Movies

Learn Secrets from the Special Effects Wizards Behind 2019’s Biggest Movies 2019 was a year when visual effects took on an entirely new dimension, thanks to the photorealistic accomplishments that went beyond “lifelike” to something approaching dark sorcery. This was the year where lions that looked like they came out of a National Geographic documentary sang, actors who had been dead for years gave fully realized performances, and a platoon of superheroes converged to fight the ultimate evil...
Tags: New York, Movies, Africa, Marvel, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Jj Abrams, Cameron, New Zealand, Robert De Niro, Jordan, Thor, Jackson, Anna, Thanos, Lucasfilm

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Final Battle Oral History: How the Biggest Scene in Comic Book Movie History Came Together

As the narrative conclusion of 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame needed to end with a scene so large, it could contain the dozens of characters who’d been established by that point. The film’s colossal final battle fit the bill: it’s a gargantuan confrontation with Thanos and his alien armies on one side and Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and all of the surviving heroes on the other. It’s such a spectacular clash that it instantly became the biggest comic book movie...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Interviews, America, Atlanta, Features, Iron Man, Sequels, Evans, Josh Brolin, Thor, Chris Pratt, Oral History, Thanos, Avengers

‘Avengers: Endgame’: Who Was Actually On Set During That Big “Assemble” Moment, and Who Was Missing From the Women of Marvel Shot [Interview]

Avengers: Endgame features dozens of moments comic book movie fans will be talking about for years to come, and one of the biggest is at the start of its final battle when portals open up, allies pour through onto the battlefield to oppose Thanos and his army, and Captain America (Chris Evans) delivers the one line fans were waiting to hear: “Avengers…assemble.” In a recent interview, Weta Digital’s visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken told me which actors were actually on set for that shot, a...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Iron Man, Sequels, Thanos, Marvel Studios, Chris Evans, Rudd, Mark, Aitken, Tessa, Tom Holland, Peter Parker, WETA Digital, Renner

‘Avengers: Endgame’: Dark Elves Were Almost in Thanos’s Army; Howard the Duck Was in the Script From the Beginning [Interview]

Of all the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far, 2013’s Thor: The Dark World holds the lowest percentage on Rotten Tomatoes (it’s currently at 66%). So it was surprising to see that film play such a significant role in Avengers: Endgame, and according to the visual effects supervisor who oversaw Endgame‘s final battle, there was almost another callback to The Dark World in the form of dark elves serving in Thanos’s army. That ended up not happening in the end, but read on for a break...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, Features, Sequels, Army, Thanos, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Ilm, Howard, Kong, Aitken, Kevin Feige, Wakanda, Russo

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Final Battle Secrets Revealed: How the Biggest Shots Came Together, Captain Marvel, Cap Wielding Mjolnir, and More [Interview]

The final confrontation in Avengers: Endgame is one of the most scenes in comic book movie history. It’s as if a comic splash page came to life, grabbed a basketball, and windmill dunked on the airport fight in Captain America: Civil War. The Endgame battle is a fight between good and evil on a truly tremendous scale, full of the type of jaw-dropping, “holy shit” moments that make you wonder how any other film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will ever be able to top it. We’ll have to wait and ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, Marvel, America, Atlanta, Features, Iron Man, Sequels, Norway, Thor, Chris Pratt, Thanos, Valkyrie, Avengers, Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War - How we made the VFX for Titan

Weta Digital's VFX supervisor Matt Aitken on how they made the effects on Thanos’s home planet.
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Secrets behind the effects on Avengers: Infinity War

Weta Digital's VFX supervisor Matt Aitken on how they made the effects on Thanos’s home planet.
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Avengers: Infinity War visual effects revealed

Weta Digital's VFX supervisor Matt Aitken on how they made the effects on Thanos’s home planet.
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How Weta's VFX Team Brought the Most Epic Moments of Avengers: Infinity War to Life

Avengers: Infinity War has just hit Blu-ray and DVD, which means it’s time to sit down and spend multiple hours watching your favorite Marvel movie heroes get beaten into bloody pulps by Thanos all over again. They’ve done so in a rather beautiful manner thanks to the work of Weta VFX—and we sat down with Visual…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Marvel, Exclusive, Vfx, Marvel Studios, WETA, Avengers Infinity War, Matt Aitken