Matt Aitken (‘Eternals’ VFX supervisor) on ‘making sure we honored’ Chloe Zhao’s naturalistic style [Exclusive Video Interview]

Matt Aitken (‘Eternals’ VFX supervisor) on ‘making sure we honored’ Chloe Zhao’s naturalistic style [Exclusive Video Interview]
“They are very demanding projects, but good fun,” reveals “Eternals” visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken. The veteran of New Zealand visual effects house Weta came aboard Chloe Zhao’s ambitious movie to help bring the director’s photographic aesthetic into the eye popping digital effects. “I think it’s a strength of the Marvel films, that they’re able to keep elements of the story alive and keep refining the story that they’re telling, late into post-production,” he explains. Watch the exclusive video interview above.

Eternals” immediately looks different from any other film in the MCU canon thanks to Oscar winner Zhao’s focus on nature. “Chloe brought her visual style, which is naturalistic,” notes Aitken. Whereas many superhero stories are filmed in a studio, the director was insistent about filming on location. He says that one of his primary jobs was “making sure that we honored her” by matching her visual storytelling style.
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