Building a Digital New York for The Avengers

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Although roughly a third of “The Avengers” is set in New York City precious little was actually filmed there. ILM crew members photographed 7-miles of city streets from a variety of heights and at different times of day totaling 250,000 images. The crew then digitally recreated roughly 20 square blocks of mid-town Manhattan using a variety of techniques. Live action shoots were held primarily on sound stages in New Mexico and in the streets of Cleveland.

ILM Talks About Guardians of the Galaxy Special FX

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Cinema Blend recently sat down with Victoria Alonso who was an executive producer on Avengers and Industrail Light & Magic Visual Effects Supervisor, Jeff White. They spoke with them about the effects that would be used for Groot and Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy film. You can read that exchange below.

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