Sure, it’s related to the DVD release, but it’s fun to see so much cool on-set stuff.
I started noticing a few days ago that key cast members and crew from Avengers: Endgame have been posting a whole heap of on-set imagery from the making of the film. Some of the actors, like Robert Downey Jr., had already been doing that, but now there’s even more out there.
It’s of course to time with the home entertainment release of the film – you can order the DVD here – which is often a time when more about the making of a movie comes out.
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What’s clear from many of these behind the scenes images is how much of a reliance on performance capture (both ‘full’ motion capture and ‘faux’ motion capture) was part of the filming of Endgame. And how much the VFX team had their work cut out for them in terms of painting out the actors and incorporating fully CG or partially CG versions of the characters. Digital environments were of course also a major part of the process (check out all the bluescreens and greenscreens).
Below is a collection of social media postings I’ve found, let me know if you’ve seen more recent ones around, and I’ll add them.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) July 30, 2019
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Check out @thejudgegunn on set in #Endgame. Contrary to popular belief, Sean is not a “stand in.” Most of Rocket’s actions and facial expressions come from what Sean is recorded doing on set. In addition, Sean interacts with the other actors to make their onscreen relationships feel real from both sides. Also, it’s really funny to watch him walk around like this.
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 30, 2019