Behind the Magic: “Marvel’s The Avengers” - Anatomy of a Shot
While “The Avengers” posed many visual efffects challenges, one of the larger challenges was pulling together the “tie-in” shot during the third act of the film.
Rather than frames, this single shot is measured in minutes on screen and is one of the longest effects shots in the film. It incorporates both practical special effects and extensive digital visual effects by ILM.
The New York City environment that serves as the setting for this shot (and virtaully the entire alien invasion) is computer generated by the visual effects team at ILM.
Iron Man 3 Mark XLVII Armor In Stained Glass - Avengers
The final dimensions for this piece are 31”x47” There are a total of 334 Pieces of Glass and the window is 9.5 square feet. I used 275 feet of copper foil and 5 rolls of solder to complete this. Construction time is over 100 hours. Those of you with keen eyesight will notice that Iron Man is propped up with two books on contract law, which proves that law school is not a complete waste of time, because you can set things on your books when you’re done.