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Avengers: Infinity War – How Marvel Hid The Film’s Secrets From Their VFX Artists

I think Disney and Marvel need to be given a round of applause for their work on Avengers: Infinity War. And no, I don’t necessarily mean for the movie (though I enjoyed it quite a bit), but for keeping that entire film secret.

With the exception of some choice words from one Mark Ruffalo (and let’s face it, no one really trusted him until after the fact), the integrity of that film’s plot twists remained wholly intact when most audiences stepped into the theaters on its opening weekend. There were no internal leaks, and even much of the cast was left in the dark. And according to VFX supervisor Dan DeLeeuw, even the VFX artists were mostly left in the dark:

“For the secrecy component of it, when we would work with the different special effects vendors, basically […] we’d do it based on sequences. So each vendor would know what happens in their sequences, but not necessarily what would happen in someone else’s sequence.”

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DeLeeuw went on to explain how the duties were split up between the different effects houses, and how they kept those secrets:

“Frame Store, they knew what would happen in the Battle of New York with Spidey and Ruffalo and Iron Man and Maw and Cull Obsidian, but they didn’t really know what happens outside of that because it’s on a need to know basis, I guess. But then a company like Digital Domain, they had done Vormir, so they definitely knew what was happening with Gamora on Vormir, and they then did the bit with Thor at the end.”

I suppose we’ve gotten to the point in filmmaking where the information is on a need-to-know basis, for better or worse. Do you think this approach is the way to go, or do we lose a little bit of something when actors and artists can’t really look to the upcoming twists as a means to inform their work?

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SOURCE: Screen Rant

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