Production Sessions

The Visual Effects of The Avengers

Thursday 29 November | 13:00 - 14:00 | Concourse

Nigel Sumner will discuss working a variety of visual effects shots across multiple sequences, from a completely digital New York City, to character work on the Hulk and various destruction effects including the alien battle sequence
He will also cover hand-offs between the two studio locations, integrating all CG shots and how they handled fx across their sequences in The Avengers.
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a Lucasfilm Ltd. Company located in San Francisco and Singapore, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual effects. The Academy Award winning visual effects house was the principle visual effects studio on Marvel’s The Avengers. In all, ILM produced almost 700 shots.

Nigel Sumner, VFX Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic
Nigel Sumner joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1999 as a Technical Director for the CG commercials division and then transferred to the features division in 2000. In 2007, he was appointed Digital Supervisor for the Digital Artists Group in Singapore where he spearheaded a collaborative effort with ILM's American counterparts on numerous feature films and building ILM’s Singapore division from scratch.
He returned to San Francisco in 2009 where he collaborated closely with the Singapore studio on Transformers: Dark of the Moon. In 2012 he returned to Singapore to supervise the studio’s work on Marvel’s The Avengers and commercial productions.
Since then, Nigel was worked on some of the more appraised films such as The Perfect Storm, Terminator 3, Star Wars Episodes 2 & 3, War of the Worlds, and most recently Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Marvel’s The Avengers.