Twenty-two films, six Infinity Stones and one monumental finger snap later, the first set of motion pictures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe draws to a close this week. THE THIRD FLOOR has been a key contributor to the Infinity saga, working on eighteen of the twenty-two movies, starting with 2010’s Iron Man 2. What an incredible journey for our artists over the last decade in the Marvel cine-verse, and as the dedicated visualization team for Avengers: Endgame!
Sr. Visualization Supervisor Gerardo Ramirez led THE THIRD FLOOR’s work, which covered 40 sequences, more than 7,300 shots and 100+ technical mockups, all in collaboration with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, VFX Supervisor Dan Deleeuw, Film Editor Jeff Ford and multiple production departments.
“Our team of artists worked on almost every sequence in the film,” said Ramirez. “As with so many of the Marvel projects we’ve contributed to, there was an amazing focus on being able to really help develop original, dynamic action, to map out storytelling of scenes, come up with ideas and help work out important character moments. Additionally, we operated at a technical level to produce hundreds of shot breakdowns for on-set production and provided vfx vendors with scene files. From previs to techvis to postvis, it was a massive undertaking on this movie, yet so much fun and so gratifying to have contributed to how the lives and stories of these superheros and stories have played out over so many years.”