Watching Netflix’s Daredevil, you’d probably be surprised to learn that a lot of the scenes that you thought were practical were actually digital. For instance, the scene where Daredevil jumps from a window into the Hudson River? Digital.
The fight between the titular hero and the red ninja in episode 9 – “Speak of the Devil“? A lot of that was CGI as well (particularly Daredevil’s wounds and blood spatter).
I tend to be on the lookout for such things, yet I didn’t notice any of it which is a good reminder that CGI can be unobtrusive as well as bombastic.
Click here for an interview with Bryan Godwin, CEO and Executive VFX Supervisor for Shade VFX, the company that provided all the visual effects for Netflix’s Daredevil.