Avengers Endgame is one of the most talked movies of 2019. In fact, this movie has a broken record of all the Avengers movies released so far. Apart from the death of many Super Heros and Thanos, VFX was one of the topics that were talked a lot about. Now, talking about VFX, there is a big team of experts behind it. In fact, they are the one who changes the entire movie and your perception to make you believe in what you see. Hence, I have decided to do Avengers: Endgame VFX Breakdown to see Avengers Endgame VFX before and after.
How Is VFX Implemented?
VFX is implemented in post-processing. The VFX team create complete models for VFX based characters & implement them on the actual footage on the actual characters. In a movie like Avengers: Endgame, most of the background footage is also made out of VFX. The fires, the spaceships, Thor’s thunder, Iron Man’s weapons, Spiderman’s Webs & much more is completely made out of VFX.
Making Of The New Hulk With VFX In Endgame
Marvel redesigned The Hulk this year & this new version of Hulk has more similarities to Professor Hulk from the comics. The character has been completely created using VFX. The character was played by Mark Ruffalo & to make him appear like the Hulk in the movie, he had to put a special type of suit on that has specialized equipment including the dots that are used to create VFX on a moving subject. The movement of the lips is recorded with a camera in front of the mouth placed alongside the microphone & the face expressions are tracked using the tiny dots on his face. The background is also a VFX friendly one for most of the time. The shooting team captured all the sequences like this. Later in the editing phase, the VFX team kicked in & added entire layers to create the hulk step by step.
If you’ve watched the extra footage that was added in the re-release of Avengers: Endgame, you may have noticed that the lips of The Hulk ware not moving at all. Also, the Hulk looked kinda cartoony, unlike in the main movie. That was because the VFX wasn’t completely finished at that point. That’s a very good example of how precise the VFX was in the real movie.
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Making Of Thanos Using VFX In Endgame
Though Thanos didn’t have much of an upgrade in this movie, he is still one of the most worked VFX characters. Turing Josh Brolin into the super tall & muscular mad titan with that wired beard pattern wasn’t really an easy task. The VFX team had to put a lot of efforts to make it happen. The process isn’t much different from The Hulk. So, Josh Brolin in a VFX friendly suit with access points on it for VFX, lip movement monitoring with a camera & face expressions were tracked using the small access points (dots) on his face. The face actually needs a little more work than The Hulk as it has very fewer similarities to Josh Brolin’s actual face. After the entire process is over, we finally get the greatest villain in the MCU history.
So, that’s how VFX is doing its part in Avengers: Endgame. If you have any specific questions on the same, let us know in the comments section below. And if you haven’t watched “Avengers: Endgame” yet, we hope we didn’t spoil it much for you.