This reel represents a small sampling of the nearly 900 visual effects shots ILM contributed to the film created by an international crew of 300+.
The bulk of ILM’s work appears in the film’s third act and consists of the helicarrier’s massive underwater hanger, their ensuing battle, and the helicarriers themselves inside and out, sprawling digital Washington D.C. and Rosslyn environments including the Triskelion building complex on Roosevelt Island, highly detailed digital doubles for Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie).
Skiplagged is a site founded by New York entrepreneur Aktarer Zaman that promises travelers deeply discounted flight prices by gaming the traditional flight connection system. The “hidden city” tickets are booked as if the flier is heading to a third destination, but disembarks at the second, thus only paying the connection price. United Airlines and Orbitz among others have sued the site over what they’ve deemed abuse of the system. Skiplagged, in turn, has launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to help address the suit.
image via Skiplagged
Design site Art of the Title has compiled a year-end list of its top ten Title Sequences of 2014, pulling from the worlds of television, film and video games, while celebrating the people behind the work.
Beautiful, tonally perfect, and combining design techniques in a way that TV titles haven’t done before, Elastic’s affecting titles for HBO’s True Detective make one hell of a case.
image via Art of the Title
Natural Skateboarding is a fully rideable skateboard deck designed by French artist Christophe “Mr. Plant” Guinet that is made of unrefined tree bark. The otherwise standard deck has all of the normal fixings, from the grip tape to the trucks. More of Mr. Plant’s “natural” work can be found on his Instagram account.
images via Mr. Plant