THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Blu-ray Special Features Offers up a Look at the Visual Effects

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With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting Blu-ray/DVD this week, Sony has been releasing snippets of the movie’s bonus features.  Several days ago, we got a look at the film’s makeup design and application for Electro (Jamie Foxx), and today there’s a clip from the featurette regarding the movie’s visual effects.  Visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen explains that Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has become a bit of a daredevil, so that allowed the team to play with Spider-Man’s leaps and falls.  Additionally, animation supervisor Dave Schaub points out that they wanted to incorporate different moves into Spider-Man’s arsenal like scrambling on his weblines while swinging.  These featurettes are fun because they’re a reminder that even if you don’t like the movie, the work that goes into making it can still be interesting.

Hit the jump to check out The Amazing Spider-Man 2 visual effects featurette, and click here to buy the movie on Blu-ray or DVD.

Marc Webb and the Visual Effects Team Talk THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN on 3D Blu-ray and DVD

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The Amazing Spider-Man swings into the home entertainment market on Blu-ray/DVD today.  At the behind-the- scenes press day, director Marc Webb, Sr. Visual Effects Supervisor Jerome Chen, Additional Animation Supervisor Dave Schaub, and 3D Visual FX Supervisor Rob Engle talked about the challenges of taking what 3D audiences enjoyed in theaters and putting that into an entertaining 3D Blu-ray.  They discussed how their creative team worked together to create the amazing visual effects; why it’s important to know your script really well, commit to sequences and decisions early on, and look at everything in stereo as early as possible to avoid surprises later on; how using Real stereo cameras contributed to the sense of realism; who their favorite characters were; and why it’s important to think about how shots will play in depth and feel in 3D in order to strike a balance between creating an experience and telling a very human story.

Webb also revealed the three V’s of 3D –  vertigo, volume and velocity — which made the experience more immersive, how the IMAX environment presented unique creative opportunities, how Jamie Foxx may play Electro in the next Spider-Man, and why his favorite bonus feature is the iPad Second Screen app which he thinks is really cool.  Hit the jump for the Q&A, and click here to watch Steve’s video interview with Webb about The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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