Following the success and huge response from the audience through the “Thor” and “The Avengers”, Marvel Studios is now going to present the sequel of Thor is “Thor: The Dark World” which is directed by Alan Taylor and produced by Kevin Feige and starring by Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster and Tom Hiddlestone as Loki. This time Thor’s battle is to save Nine Realms from a mysterious enemy known as Malekith who leads a primeval race, is out of revenge and intends to plunge the universe into darkness.
Kramer Morgenthau, cinematographer of the film teamed up with Digital Domain, Luma pictures, The Third Floor Fuel VFX, and Evil Eye Pictures to make the visual effects. Digital Domain and Luma pictures are going to deliver the Destroyer sequences and various shots on Nine Realms.
As it is a superhero film, the look and feel of Thor and its visual effects appropriately is done with the director’s wish so that the film can play out as a classic science fiction film rather than fantasy. Marvel artists and a previs team of The Third Floor assisted in the conceptual effort to draw the original comic book material and continue through principal photography to the post-vis. According to the sayings of the visual effects supervisor Sewell that they did a lot of work which is called tech-vis. Once a sequences that will be shooting, the dimensions of the stage put into the Maya where they are working with it to deliver a new look at the camera. There is a design team which is working in 3D and that can swap models and bring them into pre-vis. In the film “Thor”, Sewell and his partner Harb reduced the months of concept art and designs of the Marvel artists and production designer. The team was able to share assets such as at first Odin’s tower started in a CG model in the art department, then they grabbed it and working on it. In this film, the team also contributes their best to make the visual effects of the film as they done in the First film.
Though “Thor 2” is a post-conversion film, Sewell and Marvel team take a unique approach to the stereo. They are working on the basis of conversion test. For Sewell, it is more preferable to shoot with a stereo rig to allow conversion in post. As he is saying that the post conversion can create depth continuity in the film so that it can animate the depth while shooting and use it for effect. As working in terms of workflow, there is a necessity of four types of conversion for the film. First of all, “Pure conversion” is the type where doesn’t require any visual effects for the original photography. The next type is “No conversion necessary” where the complete CGI shots will finish in 2D, then reproduced in 3D by effects vendor. Then “Hybrid” is involved in working with 3D elements inside the shots. Finally, “Additional elements” where the plates are converted and send back to the vendor for adding some elements. Marvel studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures are always try present a new invention and new look through their film. “Thor: The Dark World” is their new invention which will introduce a new 3D animated era with the audience. It can assure that they will get a big hand form the leading online renderfarm.
As the technology develops rapidly, 3D movies like “Thor: The Dark World” become much more popular and attractive. So let’s look forward to the release of the Thor: The Dark World.