Captain America: Civil War

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War features the epic battle between the divided Avengers after a deadly incident involving the team results in political pressure to install a governing body to oversee and direct the Avengers. One camp is led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Luma worked with Marvel to deliver 200 shots including the following sequences: Stasis Chamber Flashback, Task Force Headquarters, Abandoned Factory Hideout, and the Hydra Facility Flashback.


Anthony and Joe Russo


Marvel Studios


Luma Pictures

For the Taskforce Headquarters Sequence, Luma was  tasked with changing a brick wall in the background into cement. Instead of a full replacement, we took a creative hybrid approach in which we added in the texture and surface detail from the cement, while retaining the lighting of the plate. This saved us a lot of time, both in the level of rotos required and in lighting all the walls in CG. The  metal arm replacement required our artists to match the lighting of the plates exactly, and sometimes creatively adjust how dark or bright the arm would go, either to show off the arm more or keep it from distracting from the action.  But the key with all these sorts of effects is realism.

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