Five films are nominated for an Academy Award in the “Visual Effects” category this year, and they each offer a nice look at the amazing tricks filmmakers and their effects teams can pull off on the big screen. In recognition of these five films and one of our favorite Oscar categories, we’re putting the spotlight on one “Visual Effects” nominee each day leading up to Sunday’s broadcast and taking a closer look at what made them stand out. Previously, we explored the breathtaking visual magic of outer-space thriller Gravity, the technology that brought a dragon to life in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the process of building the San Francisco cityscape of 2259 for Star Trek Into Darkness, and the trouble with trains in The Lone Ranger. Now, we take a look at Iron Man 3 and the way a talented VFX team created an army of high-tech suits to interact with Robert Downey Jr. in the film’s grand finale.It’s always entertaining to see billionaire playboy Tony Stark don his high-tech armor and battle bad guys, but in Iron Man 3 audiences learned why the brilliant industrialist’s mind is his greatest weapon – and why Marvel’s armored Avenger is more than just a man… Read full this story
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