Jeff White was one of the Visual Effects Supervisors on last year’s big blockbuster movie The Avengers and he has been talking about his work on the film. Jeff says that the most challenging aspect of The Avengers, for him, was making sure that they got The Hulk right.
White explained to Collider, “I think we knew that we were in for a healthy round of criticism, if we didn’t get The Hulk right. Certainly, the critics on the internet would not hold back, in letting us know if we didn’t do it right. So, that was the thing that was most daunting, going in, but I’m really proud of the work that the entire team did.”
He added, “It’s a really difficult thing to create a believable digital human that’s larger than a regular person and green, and still feel like they’re standing right next to Captain America or Black Widow. There were a lot of choices, along the way, that really helped us, like integrating Mark Ruffalo into the design and having him provide a performance.”
Jeff continued, “He’s not from a motion capture background. He’s done a lot of independent films and he’s just a great actor, and he did a great performance for Banner. Technology has gotten to the point now where you don’t have to be a motion capture actor to pull this off. He was able to come in and give us some great performances. Even from what he gave us, the animators do so much work to get it over the finish line.”
Jeff White is currently working on the pre production for the Michael Bay movie sequel Transformers 4, which will star Mark Wahlberg in the lead role, supported by Jack Reynor. Transformers 4 is expected to be released in both the US and the UK on June 27, 2014.