While Doctor Strange has its share of critics, Marvel certainly amped up the visual effects for its Sorcerer Supreme. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Stephen Strange, a renowned neurosurgeon who learns the mystic arts to battle sorcerers and inter-dimensional threats. As such, it called for some high-quality movie magic.
In Collider’s exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette for Doctor Strange, Stephane Cerutti (visual effects supervisor), Evan Jacobs (stereoscopic supervisor), and Victoria Alonso (executive producer) discuss incorporating the IMAX and 3D experiencing to bring audiences on this journey through the multiverse.
Jacobs says, in part:
“If you go out to any theatre you’re going to see conceivably a very nice presentation and a very nice theatre with leather seats and all that stuff and that’s great, but what they’ve done at IMAX is that they have taken our movie and actually reprocessed it to actually reduce the noise, increase the sharpness and actually enhance the presentation on a shot-by-shot, artist-driven process…We also do additional color grading here, so it’s like taking the movie and turning it up to 11 is really what we’re doing.”
The result is one of those rare cases nowadays where it’s better to see this film in IMAX, in 3D.
Doctor Strange is playing now in theaters.