The Secrets Behind Every Hero’s Power VFX Recording In Justice League
How did Zack Snyder with the VFX team in. worked together? Justice League?
They say the devil is in the details – well what about the hero? When the time came, Zack Snyders. close Justice League, he knew the VFX would be crucial in making something that felt impactful.
Enter John ‘DJ’ Des Jardin, VFX supervisor for Snyder’s Justice League. In this 15 minute video, he tries to go through every superhero (and villain) from the movie and discuss all of their superpowers and how they brought them to life.
Check out the video from. at WIRED under.
I love how this video breaks everything by force. There are so many different techniques that are used to create the realism of things like thermal versus super speed or even x-ray. Different VFX techniques bring them to the fore. And you’ll also need to speak to the storytelling department to make sure these shots make sense with the character’s behavior in the script.
For things like x-ray vision, you need to put images together on top of each other. One is the picture from the film and the other is the x-rays that you have to build afterwards. This is actually very different from flying, in which wires, tuning forks and belly pans had to be combined. So it’s a mix of practical things versus greenscreens and then adding CGI effects in the post to make things look like he’s flying.
Light foam props were provided for strength. Since most characters have some strength, the filmmakers had to weigh their options in order to show who was struggling with what. You knew Superman could be the most powerful, but how does Wonder Woman’s magic affect that power too? It’s all about how things are turned and then added in the post.
For the Batmobile, it was a physical car with VFX additions that fitted into our world. That means always tracking where the vehicle would go and how the CGI add-ons move within the frame. Especially the guns.
Building the Atlantic city and powering Aquaman was not easy. Extensive green screen sets have been created and bubble rules have been created for how people talk underwater. Once you have these rules in place, it is your job to make sure that the VFX reflect these versions of the world.
This really came into play with Cyborg, a character built in part with a mo-cap suit, CGI, and handy light attachments to help people approach him to cast that distinctive red light.
As you can see, there is a lot to do when it comes to creating a realistic world that has to bow to the superpowers of a group.
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