The Avengers — A Great Work That Makes Me Feel Guilty

ILM Compositing the Hulk for the Avengers Movie

I saw the movie, The Avengers, last year with great expectations, because this movie was a blockbuster that everyone was anticipating well before its premiere. As I expected, the movie was perfect in every aspect: plot, production, editing, CGI… Everything was good, and I loved this movie.

Then, a few days ago, I saw a video on the making of The Avengers. I recognized the company (ILM) that worked on the visual effects. So when I saw the video, I was quite shocked; there was more CGI work done than I realized. There was a lot of detail, and it all seemed like hard work. That is when I started feeling guilty, because I did not pay much attention to some of those scenes.

Then I reflected on my own work. When I had finished some projects where the work process was really hard and I was proud of it, some clients would say: “It is ok, but it looks normal or easy.” And that would kill me. So what I realized from this video, is that we should sometimes pay attention to the process of somebody’s work and try to understand better just how hard the creation process was.

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