Director: Joe Johnston
Studio: Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures
Released: 29th July 2011

Dneg VFX Supervisor: Charlie Noble
Dneg VFX Producers: Rupert Porter
Dneg 2D Supe: Andy Lockley
Dneg CG Supe: Pete Bebb
Dneg FX Supes: Gavin Graham and Nicola Hoyle


Captain America: The First Avenger focuses on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.

Double Negative was the lead vendor on Captain America: The First Avenger, and working closely with Marvel’s VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend, responsible for 630 of the visual effects shots on the film. The team at Double Negative was lead by VFX Supervisor, Charlie Noble, alongside VFX Producer, Rupert Porter, 3D Supervisor, Pete Bebb and 2D Supervisor, Andy Lockley.

The primary challenge for Double Negative was to design and build the series of vehicles used by the evil Hydra Unit lead by Captain America’s nemesis, Red Skull. Double Negative used art department models, blueprints, reference stills to build CG assets including the Land Kreuzer, Triebflugel, Pod Fighter, Suborbital Bomber, Zola’s Train and Schmidt’s Mercedes. Other key sequences included set extensions of the Hydra Factory and environment builds for the Hangar and Runway, Alpine mountains for the train and Arctic crash scenes, the cloud environment for the Pod Fighter chase, the imaging of the Cube Power and the Death Effect and replacements shots for Captain America’s most iconic weapon – his shield.


FX Guide: Captain America – Super Soldier Effects
Art of VFX: Charlie Noble – VFX Supervisor