TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - October 18, 2018
If there's one big takeaway from this new video showcasing the creation of Ant-Man and the Wasp's digital effects, it's that the hardest thing to do is to integrate live action and cgi footage to make it all seamless. Wired recently chatted with Vice President of Visual Effects for Marvel Studios, Danielle Costa, who shared some insights into how the digital effects wizards bring the films of the Marvel Universe to life.
The section showing the digital "youthinization" of Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer is particularly interesting because this technique is used so often in Marvel movies these days. While it doesn't always look 100% convincing, it is a cool way to show off exactly how expensive movies like this are, often for no good reason.
Also, if you've ever wondered how those characters wearing peripheral vision blinding masks are able to navigate their surroundings without constantly looking all around them, it's because the helmets and masks are only partial, finished off later with cgi. It's a fun look behind the scenes at one of the more crazy visual effects films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it's not on the Blu-ray or DVD, so this is the only place for you to check it out.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is currently available on home video formats of all kind.