Batman V. Superman and Justice League - Visual Effects

Batman V. Superman and Justice League - Visual Effects

Need for Speed- Visual Effects Test Shots

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By Artisan - 7/20/2014
     No specific plot details or spoilers, but some updates on what we can expect in terms of visuals for superpowers in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. There are tests already being done to coincide with Justice League as well, because production will likely be moving much faster on the next installment. The current visual effects team is working on new powers that were not displayed in Man of Steel, as well as updates to previous powers that were seen. One of the new characters is going to push the limits of Superman’s speed, and there are a multitude of different types of effects being tested to show different types of “speed moments” There is a test in showing a vibration effect where the character almost seems to disappear.

     Another test shot has a buildup of wind, ice, and debris which move in a tornado formation around a growing blur that outlines the characters body. Also there is a speed effect similar to bullet time to show more of a superhero perspective, where the audience sees how time and speed are slowed down the faster that the character moves. I immediately thought of old scenes from Spiderman and episodes of Smallville but have been promised while it is meant to demonstrate the same perspective; it will incorporate a lot of effects for surrounding objects as well.

     In one of the test shots for example, a ball is being thrown and the character sees it spinning slowly. As the character speeds up, the ball slows down more but still moves. Everything around the character is still moving. Eventually as full speed is realized the ball is almost to a complete stop and bright glowing bolts (kind of like lightning) start to appear and the rest of the environment is paused. The ball is grabbed by the character, and just as it is grabbed we see movement beginning to happen again, and the bolts start disappearing.

     Snyder is asking the team to really push for new ways of showing speed. An assistant stated at a meeting that Snyder said pretty much word for word “ I want jaws to f***ing drop. It’s time to shake up the balance of realism, and add a bit of wow factor. People are paying money to see these super powered beings in all their glory. It has to look awesome, better than anything they have ever seen in any superhero movie. Look at the competition (Avengers), we will have characters doing things that they can’t do. It’s gotta be shown and blow people away…”

AlexanderLykins - 7/20/2014, 11:44 AM
If all of that is true, that might be one of the coolest things I have ever read on this site.
huckfinnisher - 7/20/2014, 11:48 AM
Sounds extremely promising! Say what you will about zak but he doesn't sluff when it comes to special effects.
BANE5000 - 7/20/2014, 12:29 PM
Sounds alot like visual effect tests for The Flash in the film
MrBlackJack - 7/20/2014, 1:15 PM
So is an exclusive, or has this come from another source?
blackandyellow - 7/20/2014, 1:29 PM
Shit that sounds awesome. Quicksilver in DOFP showed how cool superspeed can be. I really hope they announce the Flash casting at SDCC.
Batman52 - 7/20/2014, 1:35 PM
My hands are shaking after this article. Yes!!!
DrunkenNukem - 7/20/2014, 1:39 PM
"Say what you will about zak but he doesn't sluff when it comes to special effects."

Yeah im confident that the movie will deliver in that part
Batmateo - 7/20/2014, 1:46 PM
@huckfinnisher Agreed! I'm so pumped for this movie! If only it wasn't so far away lol
blackandyellow - 7/20/2014, 2:22 PM
@Artisan, where did you get this info?
blackandyellow - 7/20/2014, 2:25 PM
Nice find if this is true. One of the editors should polish this up and get it on main.

Hint hint @nailbiter111.
Brainiac13 - 7/20/2014, 2:46 PM
SnapperCarr - 7/20/2014, 3:27 PM
How about adding some color to the universe as well?
BatmanHeisenberg - 7/20/2014, 3:40 PM
Sounds great, but source?
soforizo - 7/20/2014, 6:37 PM
Awesome! =)
GreenLantern519 - 7/20/2014, 8:22 PM
Source please? This sounds pretty awesome if true, DC has a lot of characters that could make for awesome visuals on screen, I hope they push the boundaries of typical superhero effects.
GreenLantern519 - 7/20/2014, 8:23 PM
The stuff with the baseball sounds a lot like the Flash to me.
Mothchild - 7/20/2014, 8:35 PM
Good stuff!! (if true)
UltimateHunt - 7/20/2014, 8:41 PM
Eh! Im not surpirsed its Snyder.. his visuals are perfect. (And im not a snyder fan, I dont even thing his a good director) but with snyder when it comes how the movie LOOKS... I ain't worried about that.. I know it will look amazing. Its not about that
Azbat - 7/20/2014, 8:55 PM
doesn't the tornado shot correspnd to the Superman/Aquaman fight in the "leake" script?
huckfinnisher - 7/20/2014, 8:58 PM
@batmate0 I know! Such a long wait between Dc movies! I hope they can match Marvel's output soon.
CoolantTech72 - 7/20/2014, 8:59 PM
Sounds awesome, cant wait
JorL5150 - 7/20/2014, 9:21 PM
Bread - 7/20/2014, 9:22 PM
Those sound a lot like Flash effects. It would be cool if they announce who will play The Flash at SDCC.
McGee - 7/20/2014, 10:23 PM
God Damn! Zack Snyder said:


pickleweasel2 - 7/20/2014, 10:46 PM

Not even a little bit
Sipprelle - 7/20/2014, 11:03 PM
@Artisan Source? I know you're new so does that mean you are that source? We need something man.
Sipprelle - 7/20/2014, 11:04 PM
I was shaking reading this! If true it sounds breathtaking!
NeoBaggins - 7/20/2014, 11:31 PM
Snyder is about to shut shit down with BvS. Its going to be [frick]ing crazy.
Jollem - 7/20/2014, 11:34 PM
like i said: you people have no idea what's coming :)
kakinurmawth - 7/21/2014, 12:00 AM
"Look at the competition (Avengers), we will have characters doing things that they can’t do. It’s gotta be shown and blow people away…”

gurugeorge - 7/21/2014, 2:30 AM
Umm, hasn't this already been done with Quicksilver in the X-Men film? I mean the guy's talking about it like it's something new, but he's just exploring ground that was broken in that film, not a new concept.

Heck, even Heroes did it (although that was from time stopping rather than the character speeding up).
whoa123 - 7/21/2014, 4:13 AM
The visuals in this film will be insane that's for sure. Oh and I found this btw, The Rock strongly hinted who he'll play.

Steelers4190 - 7/30/2014, 11:44 AM
God damn

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