At FMX in Stuttgart recently, Avengers: Endgame production visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw showed a breakdown of the cast being filmed on stages in Atlanta for the movie’s final showdown against Thanos and his army. It was incredible to see how those plates were transformed into the finished battle scenes, and a testament to the planning involved and the VFX that lay ahead for the artists to convert the plate photography into fight sequences.
Weta Digital took on a large proportion of these battle scenes. Of course, much of the Avengers vs. Thanos battle ended up as fully-CG shots, with digital characters and environments, but significant work also lay in integrating the live action with synthetic parts of each frame. Here, Weta Digital visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken breaks down some of the key components – including the portals, the fights themselves, Tony’s click of the fingers, and the final blip – for befores & afters.
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