ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Jeff White On Potentially Bringing THE AVENGERS' Hulk To TV

Talking in-depth about the visual effects for the Joss Whedon-helmed superhero ensemble, Industrial Light & Magic VFX Supervisor Jeff White also shared some info on the transition between big screen and television for the Hulk...

Marvel's The Avengers was a monster at the box office this summer. So far, it grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide, and it's the highest-grossing film of the year. One of the best parts of the film was Bruce Banner/Hulk (played brilliantly by Mark Ruffalo), where director Joss Whedon made this character in a way that we have all been waiting for. The talented VFX artists at Industrial Light & Magic were the ones who made the Green Goliath belivable, and the results were quite breathtaking. Now, talking to High-Def Digest about the whole process of making visuals for this film, ILM Animation Director Marc Chu and Visual Effects Supervisor Jeff White shared a lot of information on Iron Man's suit, CG version of New York City, what was the most challenging shot of the film and much more. You can read all that by clicking the source below. One thing that caught my eye was the question about the planned HULK television series and whether or not would ILM be able to work on it and if the character would be the same as in The Avengers. Here is what White had to say:

"I think we’d have to have a lot of banter. I think from beginning to end we got much faster at doing shots. We learned a lot about the process and about how to light him and how to make him look good. One of the things that was interesting was when we started off we kind of took our typical approach of really art directing the lighting, like rim, rim, rim, you know super stylized. And he really looked fake and popped out. And what we found is that we ended up having to kind of flatten out his lighting to get him to sit in there with the rest of the Avengers.

So I think after learning things like that, if you’re talking about a TV schedule and how fast you need to turn around production, it would be a matter of trying to build off everything we did for the movie and then get him in there, get him lit. You wouldn’t have time to do all the really detailed shape and frame corrections we do."


White also talked about what would they improve with the Hulk in The Avengers 2:

"A lot of the hair was difficult, especially his hair design and how different it came out in each shot. I think there’s more that we can push as far as the simulation of his skin and the muscles underneath. And some of the shots, especially where he’s at a mid-ground, those are some of the toughest for us to solve in terms of the sweat starts to look a little plasticy and things like that. If we can start from the basis we have now – there were shots like the close-up smile where we got a long way, but we wanted to add little spit bubbles in between his gums and things that we see in photo reference that there just wasn’t time for. So I think it would be great to have another opportunity to keep pushing that forward."

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, & directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 25th. The sequel is set for May 1, 2015 release.


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