Black Panther VFX Breakdown

Visual effects have become so advanced that many times it’s difficult to tell what is real and what is created in post-production. Digital effects can be used to create digital doubles of actors, create entire environments, or make any of these things disappear from any given shot.

When it comes to Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, you’d be hard-pressed to find a movie that didn’t have some kind of visual effect in it somewhere. And in the case of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, they’re all over the place. While many of these visual effects can be easy to spot, some are quite seamless, especially in the fast-paced car chase through South Korea. Check out the Black Panther VFX breakdown of this sequence below to see what we’re talking about.

Black Panther VFX Breakdown – South Korea Car Chase

While there are plenty of shots featuring T’Challa’s enhanced Black Panther suit that are easy to spot in this sequence, it’s all the other details that look indistinguishable from practical vehicles and environments. There are shots here where I was certain that practical effects and stuntwork were done with visual effects used to assist, but it turns out there are even more visual effects in play than it seems.

For example, the part of this scene where one of the SUVs veers off and crashes into other parked vehicles looks like something production could have easily pulled off with stunt cars. But instead, the vehicles are entirely computer generated. There are also several sequences where everything is created in visual effects and the environments look equally as realistic.

Thanks to Collider for providing this video from the independent visual effects studio Luma Pictures.

 

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