SAN FRANCISCO — Evil Eye Pictures (www.evileyepictures.com) contributed nearly 200 visual effects shots to Marvel’s highly anticipated motion picture, The Avengers. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film opens nationwide on May 4th.
Working in close collaboration with Academy Award-winning VFX supervisor Janek Sirrs, Evil Eye Pictures was tasked with creating intricate environments throughout the film, including numerous set extensions, matte paintings, digital doubles and CG elements. For several scenes that take place aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, Evil Eye created the massive 'atrium' environment outside the Wishbone Lab, as well as swirling energy effects for Loki's scepter. These key components provide a grand and poetic backdrop as The Avengers are first assembled. In each, visual integrity and seamless integration were paramount, requiring intensive detail that supports the narrative.
“Key to the film’s experience is taking the viewer to realms that are simultaneously fantastic and believable,” notes Janek Sirrs “That’s where Evil Eye’s talent was instrumental. They are exceptional partners, delivering seamless, beautiful, and exacting shots.”
Evil Eye Pictures also contributed effects to Iron Man 2 (with Janek Sirrs as VFX supervisor), Captain America and Thor. VFX supervisors Dan Rosen and Matt McDonald led Evil Eye Pictures’ team for The Avengers, and provided the company’s partner-driven creative process and technical oversight. Working hand-in-hand with Sirrs and the Marvel visual effects team, Evil Eye produced what Dan Rosen calls, “heavy environments that ultimately melt into the fabric of the film.” Similarly, Evil Eye worked diligently to be a natural extension of the film’s post team.