Press Release: Iron Man 3 Receives a BAFTA Nomination for Special Visual Effects

The BAFTA Film Awards nominations have been announced and Iron Man 3 has been nominated for a Special Visual Effects BAFTA.

Antony Hunt, managing director of Cinesite, said: “We’re really pleased to hear that Iron Man 3 has been nominated for the Special VFX BAFTA, we had great fun working on it for Marvel. Well done to everyone who worked on it!”

Cinesite completed over 100 shots in just eight weeks, turning around a range of work, from composites to digital matte paintings and full CG environments.

COPY_IMAGE_iron_man_3One key sequence involved an exciting gun battle at an abandoned marina between Tony Stark (Downey Jr.), James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) and a group of “Extremis” villains. Many shots were filmed against green screen and feature almost entirely CG environments. In addition, actors were repositioned in shot and atmospherics, CG breaking glass, CG buildings and vehicles were added.

The BAFTA Film Awards will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will take place at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday 16th February 2014.