Captain America: The First Avenger

Truth, justice and the American Way

Credits

Director

Joe Johnston

Producer

Kevin Feige

Production Company

Marvel Studios

Studios

Paramount Pictures

Dneg VFX Supervisor

Charlie Noble

Dneg VFX Producer

Rupert Porter

Release Date

22nd July 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger focuses on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

One of the finest movies yet from Marvel Studios, and a big departure in tone and storytelling from most of the films they've made so far. It is a strong indicator that the more willing the studio is to experiment, the more exciting the payoffs can be.Hitfix

Lead VFX Studio

Double Negative was the lead vendor on Captain America: The First Avenger, and working closely with Marvel’s VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend, responsible for 630 of the visual effects shots on the film. The team at Double Negative was lead by VFX Supervisor, Charlie Noble, alongside VFX Producer, Rupert Porter, 3D Supervisor, Pete Bebb and 2D Supervisor, Andy Lockley.

The primary challenge for Double Negative was to design and build the series of vehicles used by the evil Hydra Unit lead by Captain America’s nemesis, Red Skull. Double Negative used art department models, blueprints, reference stills to build CG assets including the Land Kreuzer, Triebflugel, Pod Fighter, Suborbital Bomber, Zola’s Train and Schmidt’s Mercedes. Other key sequences included set extensions of the Hydra Factory and environment builds for the Hangar and Runway, Alpine mountains for the train and Arctic crash scenes, the cloud environment for the Pod Fighter chase, the imaging of the Cube Power and the Death Effect and replacements shots for Captain America’s most iconic weapon – his shield.

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