This video shows how my team and I pulled off a mid-air skydiving rescue between the characters of Jemma Simmons and Grant Ward. Elizabeth Henstridge and Brett Dalton were shot on a small green screen stage hanging from wires and or rotating on a turntable. Both actors had been digitally scanned giving us Digital Double Stunt performers of both actors. This gave me the freedom to create larger scope shots that were not possible with the real actors. The digital double performances were driven by World Champion Sky Diver, Hannah Betts and Brett’s stuntman, Greg Rementer on the Sony motion capture stage.
VFX Breakdown – Season 3 | Ep.06
This VFX Reel is from Season 3 ep 306 where we transformed Blair Underwood’s character, Andrew, into Lash. It incorporated, photogrammetry of both Blair and actor Mathew Willig, full motion capture of Blair, secondary character animation, cloth & hair simulations, HDRI lighting, animated in 3D Studio Max and composited in Nuke.
I feel that we took a level of 3D character animation mostly reserved for feature film making such as “The Avengers”, Hulk transformation and adapted that process and level of realism to broadcast television.