Doctor Strange VFX Breakdown and Loads of Tutorials
Doctor Strange is a visually awe-inspiring sci-fi film/fantasy starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swindon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. We’ll take a look at some behind the scenes videos, interviews with key members of the production team, and we’ve thrown in a few tutorials based on effects, too.
Doctor Strange Trailer
If you haven’t seen the film, here’s the trailer.
Now, have a look at the Dr. Strange IMDB page, which is always a great source of information.
Doctor Strange VFX Breakdowns and Behind the Scenes
This will give you some idea of what went into the effects.
Animation Boss shows some green screen before and after shots.
This is what Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” looked like before visual effects
Insider shows the original footage without the effects.
Doctor Strange Behind the Scenes
This is more about the characters than the effects, but it is interesting, none the less.
The VFX Team behind Doctor Strange
As with most major Hollywood releases, the visual effects team is gigantic and is pulled from many companies and studios. Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Framestore, Lola Visual Effects, Luma Pictures, The Third Floor, Rise VFX, Crafty Apes, SPOV, and Method Studios are all large VFX houses that worked on the film.
There were a lot of VFX Supervisors that worked on the film, as there was a lot of VFX! The Art of VFX has interviewed a lot of them.
- ‘Doctor Strange’ VFX Supervisor Stephane Ceretti on Bringing Marvel Magic to Life from Collider
- The Art of VFX: Doctor Strange: Vincent Cirelli – VFX Supervisor – Luma Pictures
- Doctor Strange: Richard Bluff – VFX Supervisor – Industrial Light & Magic from Art of VFX
- Doctor Strange: Mark Wilson (VFX Supervisor), Jonathan Fawkner (FFX Supervisor) and Alexis Wajsbrot (CG Supervisor) – Frame Store – from Art of VFX
- Method Studios Gets Psychedelic for Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’
- Luma Pictures Rewrites Physics for Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ from Animation World Network (AWN)
- How’d they do the Hong Kong Reverse Destruction in Doctor Strange at VFX Blog
Doctor Strange Tutorials
Create a Spellbinding Doctor Strange Shield in After Effects
Premium Beat walks you through making Doctor Strange’s Shield in Adobe After Effects.
Doctor Strange Magic Spells Hitfilm 4 Express Tutorial | Red’s Fx
From Red Alert!, a channel catering to indie and low-budget film effects.
They’ve included a download pack of Doctor Strange elements for the effect, which you can download from their YouTube post here.
Doctor Strange Magic Shield Effect in After Effects | Film Masters
Download the files from the YouTube post here.
Doctor Strange Portal Effect Tutorial for After Effects | Film Masters
Film Masters has the project files available for download from their YouTube post here. This is done with clips of video, but I think the portal could be done very easily with particle plug-ins. Once my work computer is back from the shop, I am going to try and figure out the easiest way to do this. I’m thinking Trapcode Particular, Boris Continuum Complete 3D Particles, or something along those lines. I will figure it out and share it!
Doctor Strange Portal Effect – Adobe After Effects Tutorial
Here’s a variation on the Portal Effect from Graphite Productions. This one is a bit more “from scratch” with the particles, yet I would still try and create it with plug-ins, but you know, that’s in my nature.
Doctor Strange Ghost Effect – Adobe After Effects Tutorial from Graphite Productions
Doctor Strange Astral Projection Effect [+VFX Breakdown]
Danasa shows you how this cool effect is created.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki