The making of Captain America – Civil War (2016)

Captain America Civil War behind the scenes

A gallery of behind the scenes set pics from the making of Captain America: Civil War. The latest Marvel flick was shot over an 84 day schedule, with most of the production’s sets built at Pinewood Atlanta Studios. The climactic airport battle mixed footage from Atlanta with location work at Germany’s Leipzig/Halle Airport (for more info on the scene check out this Hollywood Reporter story).

Unlike the majority of the film – which was shot on the Arri Alexa XT Plus – the airport set piece was lensed with the Arri Alexa 65, which will be used for the entirety of the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. For more info on the technical aspects of Civil War, track down the June issue of American Cinematographer Magazine.

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Behind the Scenes: Ant-Man (2015)

Behind the scenes of Ant-Man

A few photos from the set of Ant-Man (2015), a welcome shrinking-down of the rapidly expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of scale, stakes and bombast.

The film was shot mainly with Arri Alexa XT digital cameras and Panavision Primo V prime lenses, though its intricate effects work required Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter (Titanic, True Lies) to employ everything from the high-speed Phantom Flex to the Canon 5D Mark III DSLR. You can read about the film’s production in the August issue of American Cinematographer Magazine and in the next issue of the quarterly effects bible Cinefex.

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Behind the Scenes: The Avengers

Avengers #16

The latest constellation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe hits screens this weekend with Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). It’s predestined to make a billion dollars at the box office regardless of whether anyone actually digs it or not, but for me it marked a step backward from Joss Whedon’s 2012 tentpole starter. I could’ve done without Black Widow morphing into a googly-eyed romantic and the digression to Hawkeye’s idealized bucolic utopia with pregnant wife and two moppets in tow. And if you’re taking a grade-school-age kid – one of those little tykes who make this franchise transcendently lucrative by gobbling up toys, Underoos or whatever Avenger-branded accoutrements are on shelves these days – you probably could do without the grim forced sterilization monologue or the zucchini-related sexual innuendo. On the plus side, you get a droll James Spader-voiced evil robot as the villain. And that’s fun for children of all ages.

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Behind the Scenes: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians #4 (marvel()

I have to admit I’m not exactly ecstatic at the prospect of spending the better part of the next decade deluged by comic book movies. That said, with its irreverence in the face of post-Dark Knight gravitas and trace hints of kitschy 1980s space opera nonsense, I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Continue Reading ›

Behind the Scenes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Captain America #7 (marvel.com)

I wasn’t a huge fan of 2011’s World World II-set Captain America: First Avenger and its intentionally hokey tone, but I am a fan of behind the scenes pics. So here’s a gallery – from Marvel.com – of the franchise’s second installment, which opens nationwide this weekend. (continue on to the gallery)

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