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Captain Marvel Visual Effects Breakdowns

Captain Marvel Visual Effects Breakdowns

Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet also contributing to the screenplay. Brie Larson stars as Danvers, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.

Development of the film began as early as May 2013, and was officially announced in October 2014, making it Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero film. Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve were hired as a writing team the following April after submitting separate takes on the character. The story borrows elements from Roy Thomas’s 1971 “Kree–Skrull War” comic book storyline. Larson was announced as Danvers at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, with Boden and Fleck brought on board to direct in April 2017. Robertson-Dworet soon took over scripting duties, with the remainder of the cast added by the start of filming. Location shooting began in January 2018, with principal photography beginning that March in California before concluding in July 2018 in Louisiana. Jackson and Gregg—who, among others, reprise their roles from previous MCU films—were digitally de-aged in post-production to reflect the film’s 1990s setting.

Captain Marvel had its world premiere in London on February 27, 2019, and was theatrically released in the United States on March 8, 2019, in IMAX and 3D. The film has grossed over $789 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 2019. Critics described it as “entertaining, enjoyable and savvy” and praised the performances of Larson, Jackson and Mendelsohn.

Captain Marvel VFX by Digital Domain

Digital Domain, One of our favorite scenes from Captain Marvel. Check out our work on the Skrull transformations!

Digital Domain work on the Skrull transformations!
Digital Domain work on the Skrull transformations!
Digital Domain work on the Skrull transformations!

Shout out to all the Digital Domain artists who created the awesome environment for this Canyon Chase Scene in Captain Marvel!

Digital Domain work on the Canyon Chase Scene!
Digital Domain work on the Canyon Chase Scene!
Digital Domain work on the Canyon Chase Scene!

Captain Marvel VFX by Animal Logic

Animal Logic worked to transform this.
Animal Logic worked to transform this.

Captain Marvel VFX by Luma Pictures

Luma Pictures was thrilled to join forces with Marvel Studios to deliver nearly 250 shots in the studio’s latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Captain Marvel VFX by Rising Sun Pictures

Striving for picture-perfect realism and applying a mania for detail, Rising Sun Pictures produced nearly 300 visual effects shots for Marvel Studios’ latest film Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel VFX by Trixter

Trixter contributed 280 shots to the recent release of CAPTAIN MARVEL, marking its tenth collaboration with Marvel Studios, at its Munich facility.

Captain Marvel VFX by The Third Floor

Discover what makes a (her)o as the Marvel Cinematic Universe unleashes one of its most powerful characters, Captain Marvel. THE THIRD FLOOR LA worked closely with Visual Effects Supervisor Chris Townsend and directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on Captain Marvel (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) to help realize compelling action and imagery for Marvel’s first female-led film. TTF’s team, led by supervisors Shannon Justison and Heather Flynn, provided visualization for thrilling sequences across the film.

Notes Justison, “One of our primary goals during early previs was to ensure physically accurate environments and shot design so that the shoot could be achieved practically, even if that meant building out huge swaths of 90’s Los Angeles. We worked closely with the locations and art department to ensure that our work reflected their latest plans, with the previs often serving as proof of concept for the designs. For scenes with substantial CG imagery, such as the space battle finale, previs provided a blueprint for the final visual effects. As we transitioned into post, our work focused on supporting the development of the edit, while also exploring new concepts pitched by the directors.”

Captain Marvel VFX by Rise VFX

This reel showcases the visual effects work created at RISE Visual Effects Studios.

Director: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Release Date: 8 March 2019 (USA)

The Production VFX Supervisor: Christopher Townsend

The VFX are made by:
Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor: Craig Hammack)
Animal Logic (VFX Supervisor: Paul Butterworth)
Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor: Dave Hodgins)
Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Christian Kaestner)
Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor: Brendan Seals)
Rising Sun Pictures (VFX Supervisor: Malte Sarnes)
Scanline VFX (VFX Supervisor: Nick Crew)
Trixter (VFX Supervisor: Dominik Zimmerle)
Lola Visual Effects (VFX Supervisor: Trent Claus)
Rise FX (VFX Supervisor: Oliver Schulz)
Cantina Creative (Design Supervisor: Carly Cerquone)
SSVFX
The Third Floor

For more info:

Official website of Captain Marvel
Official IMDB page of Captain Marvel

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VFX Online, now writing with a focus on Visual Effects and Animation and Gaming, writing at VFX Online Blog since 2016. VFX Online in India.

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