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How ILM Created 'The Avengers'' Iconic Long Shot

12/31/2012 5:27 AM Eastern

Find out how ILM created the climactic shot of The Avengers, which shows the superheroes finally working together as a team in one long and detailed shot throughout New York City. Says visual effects supervisor Jason Smith,"Because the shot was so massive, we had to break it into sections so that we could give each section to separate groups of artists and work on them as though they were a single shot. And then we had a separate team whose job it was to pull all those sections back together and make a cohesive shot out of it."

See the pre-viz, CGI, and greenscreen magic come together below.

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