The role of VFX in modern blockbusters has for a long time gone unnoticed, but since the recent furore at the Oscars it seems more and more people are speaking out about the importance of VFX and henceforth, the artists that create the magic.
It has surfaced this week that Zack Snyder, director of Man of Steel, had to reassure his villain (Michael Shannon playing General Zod) who was particularly unsettled at how ridiculous he looked during the shooting of his opening scenes.
Michael Shannon spoke to the Guardian about the experience…
''Literally the first shot I did, I was supposed to be coming out of a spaceship, which was basically some wooden stairs they'd built and painted neon green. I walked down them in my unitard, acting like I'm General Zod… after the take I walked over to the monitor and Zack was sitting there, and I watched it back and smirked… Zack said, 'What's wrong?', and I said, 'That's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen in my life, Zack replied , 'Yeah, but two years from now, it's gonna be one of the most badass things you've ever seen in your life.' And it is”.