Top Gun: MaverickGrowing more at the box office than any other film last year, enjoyed an extensive press tour and was documented by press outlets around the world for the film’s efforts to faithfully capture aerial combat. He has one thing that was rarely discussed. It’s the visual effects that helped bring it all home, but that it might undermine the idea that everything you see on screen is real.
That changed with Saturday’s visual effects bake-off for the Oscar nomination vote. maverick.
presented to the voters of the branch, Top Gun: Maverick‘s VFX team explained how Tom Cruise’s hit film was created with authentic flight and inventive cinematography by cinematographer Claudio Miranda, enhanced by nearly 2,400 shots of visual effects. (To give some context to this number, his VFX Oscar contender for 2022 Spider-Man: No Way Home There are 2,500 VFX shots included, but of course the type of work you do on the shots will vary greatly depending on your cinematic needs. )
the goal of maverick The idea was to actually shoot as much as possible and complete the rest with photorealistic VFX. As explained in Bake Off, this included creating and adding his CG planes, gimbal work for some needs, and adding missiles, smoke spurts and explosions in aerial action scenes.
In some shots, these jets were digitally augmented or replaced in post-production as the actors were unable to shoot in the correct aircraft. This included shots of Maverick’s fictitious prototype aircraft reaching Mach 10 and his F14 in the Navy, a model retired in 2006. aerial sequence.
of maverick The presentation began with Ryan Tudhope, VFX Supervisor, headed by VFX House Method (now part of Framestore), as Chapter members walked through the creation of a clip reel containing selected before-and-after shots. Following the bake-off format, this synopsis was followed by his 10-minute reel featuring work from the film. A team of potential candidates then took the stage for a short question-and-answer session with the district governor.
At the event, held at the Academy Museum’s David Geffen Theater, the format was repeated for all ten Oscar visual effects finalists.
In addition to maverickthe shortlisted films include putative frontrunners Avatar: Path of Waterand impressive work Western Front, Batman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Dr. Strange in the Mad Multiverse, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secret, Jurassic World Dominion, No When thirteen lives.
of way of water The presentation highlighted new tools and techniques such as underwater performance capture and new facial and water simulation systems developed for the production of films shown in 3D during bake-off. Working on the shortlisted films involved a variety of challenges.This included “invisible” effects to tell stories, such as those taken to create World War I battles all quiet Or Thai Cave Rescue thirteen lives; creatures such as dinosaurs Jurassic World Dominion or the beast Dumbledore’s secret.
The scope of work involved in the shortlisted films included underwater filming and effects work. Wakanda ForeverSending Doctor Strange into the multiverse, supporting DP Greig Fraser’s gritty Gotham City visual style, Nosky and UFO.
Chapter members vote on which five films will be nominated for an Oscar. Voting will be on him until February 17th, and nominations for the 95th Academy Awards will be announced for him on January 24th.