Sometimes a movie delivers on every level.
The biggest hit of the last few years has to be Spider-Man: No Way Home. It had something for everyone, including three different Spider-Men battling it out and teaming up to take on baddies from a few eras. The movie was a blast, and visually it was incredibly fun.
So how do all these images come together? Well, I bet you're not surprised to learn much of the work was done by visual effects artists.
These talented artisans helped craft some really important aspects of the story, like how three different Peter Parkers moved in their suits, how each villain was highlighted by their individual power, and how/when to incorporate Tom Holland doing his own stunts.
Check out this video from Vanity Fair and let's talk after the jump.
One of the things I thought was coolest about this scene was just how much was actually done practically. Holland does his own stunts, but the movements and the small inflections are also his, captured through a mo-cap suit and then expertly transferred. There's so much nuance to his performance, and this is the first iteration of the series where I feel like it made it into the CGI moments as well as the human ones.
I also was impressed by the harness, wires, and blue screen. Sure, these are not new technology, but the mix of them with practical parts of the set really built a world that added to the storytelling.
There's so much intricate camera work here, as well. In fact, according to Variety, the bridge scene was one of the first sequences filmed, and it required more than 500 shots. That meant a ton of storyboarding and also tracking where CGI elements like Doc Ock's arms were from shot to shot.
What were some of the coolest parts that stood out to you? Let us know in the comments.