Marvel's 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' gets VFX nomination for Outstanding Animated Character
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Till last year, 'She-Hulk' was a distant dream that existed in a comic book and in Marvel fans' dreams. But, it got made into a live-action show that made fans go gaga even before the show debuted. The power of CGI made the compelling story of 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' even more gripping. The transformation of Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany) into a seven-foot-tall superhero made it possible to dream about VFX making a show/movie promising and a fun watch.
There are many reasons to celebrate 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law', but one of it is their recent VFX nominations. This week, the nominations of the Visual Effects Society Awards were announced, and Marvel's 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' has made the cut. The series was nominated for Oustanding Animated Character in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project.
With 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law', there are many other nominees from 'Skull & Bones' to 'The Umbrella Academy'.
The person behind this extraordinary achievement is Jan Phillip Cramer - a Digital Domain Visual Effects Supervisor. He has also supervised animation on multiple feature films including 'Ender’s Game', 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', and led animation on James Cameron's "Avatar.”
"The unknown of making a female CGI lead character — which has barely been done, I think, especially not in a comedy fashion," Cramer told ComicBook.com. "To me it's a mix between Sex and the City and Ally McBeal. In a show like that, you never had a CG character, so we had to discover a lot. Especially when you go into a visual effects company, you find that there's a lot of nerdy men sitting around, that don't know anything about any of that. So I had to learn about makeup a ton, and about the hair. For guys, we have to learn all this. For me, that was the biggest surprise is how much I had to learn about this, and how many details there were and how much it changed the look of the character. I'm very proud that we really tried to do that right, and not just have some guys come up with makeup now. We were really trying hard. Liz was a great help, and to be accurate and try to get this right."
'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' is now streaming on Disney+.