Fantastic Four was my first project as a lead effect department at Meteor Studio in Montréal, Canada.
The sequence was append on NY brige. Of cause, it was too expensive (or impossible ?) to block during a week the bridge for a shooting. So the production decide to shoot on a outside set with a fake portion of the bridge. Meteor Studio have done the set extension and the effects.
For this project my crew was 6 artists. I was responsable on the first lin on approval before the VFX supervisor. It was nice to supervise a Marvel production :-)
My personal contribution on this sequence was 2 systems and few shots. I create an ocean setup (an Renderworld integration in Maya). It was an automatic procedure used by many artists on 100 shots. My second system was build the smoke setup pipeline, a semi-automatic procedure used by many artists on 60 shots. One on my key shot was the flying car, I love destroy cars.. in CG :-)