Production Sessions

The Making of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Monday, 11 August 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM | Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Ballroom A-B

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team--the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits--Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand--with the galaxy's fate in the balance. Marvel Studios, MPC and Framestore take SIGGRAPH audiences through their VFX journey as they created some of the movie’s most heart-stopping moments.

Victoria Alonso, EVP of Visual Effects and Post Production, Marvel Studios/Executive Producer Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Olivier Dumont, Associate VFX Supervisor
Kyle McCulloch, VFX Supervisor Framestore
Vincent Cirelli, VFX Supervisor, Luma Pictures
Nicolas Aithadi, VFX Supervisor, MPC