With The Avengers receiving an Oscar nomination for its visual effects, Industrial Light & Magic has posted this brilliant video to YouTube highlighting their work, and featuring a couple of all-new, very cute stop motion animation sequences.
ILM says, “We are proud to present this video which showcases some of ILM's Oscar-nominated effects work for the 2012 hit film, Marvel's The Avengers . This reel represents a small fraction of the work created by over 200 ILM artists, scientists, and engineers backed up by a world class production team.
“The stop motion animations which open and close the reel were done the old-fashioned way: by hand, one frame at a time. They were crafted by ILM's stop motion guru, Erik Dillinger specifically for this reel.”