In our shadowy solution, light moves just out of frame, revealing the aftermath of battle–the chunks of debris, the cracked earth, and the deep fissures expanding from both. As the first title is revealed, strongly lit from five angles with spotlights, even the stones cast long dramatic shadows. And then, in the subtlest of poignant design surprises, when the second title appeals, the shadows take on a life of their own, assuming forms that are easily recognized by Marvel fans. Each illuminates a key fact about the titled figures, giving insight into their characters.
We limited our muted color palette to shades you would see in concrete, stone and shadow, but included steel blue, which is thematically representational of Captain America.
Producing our sequence which is 100% CG and photo-real, we used a blend of graphic illustration, 3D-generated typography, and photorealistic textures. We built all of the 3D in Cinema and then used Nuke to composite and Smoke to finish.