How to make a giant pigeon
When Ant-man AND his friends shrink Down to A tiny size During A car chase, they encounter What Appears to be some Massive pigeons
“The giant pigeons shot was a tough one!” says DNEG creature supervisor Remi Cauzid. “We are not used to seeing pigeons that close up so we had to make sure we used good references! Our build lead, Daniel Axelsson, went out chasing pigeons with his camera. This is basically what you have to do – look for references as much as you can, and do not make things up.
“The ‘actions’ for this pigeon were limited, so we focused on the limited range of motion it has to perform, but made sure this was looking as good as possible. And communication was a key thing – assets with feathers, animation and complex shaders always involve more artists than usual.”
The pigeons were CG creations that, even as giants, needed to have the same gross movements as normalsized birds. The van was also digital