Marvel's 'The Avengers' is the top grossing movie of 2012 and the third of all time, ensuring that the superhero genre of movies are here to stay. Industrial Light & Magic have finally released the behind the scenes and walkthrough for the post production on one of the most amazing scenes in the movie, a long take of all the heroes fighting off the Alien horde that is uninterrupted and seamless with New York City as its backdrop.
They used Panoramic images of 1,200 locations in New York to create the backdrop of the shot. Previz was used to map out the animation and filming. ILM used several teams to create the visual effects and broke up the shot into separate sections since it was such a massive undertaking and another team blended all of the sections together seamlessly after they were completed. It's exciting to see how ILM pieces together these amazing feats of visual effects, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the cinematic Marvel Universe.