March 18, 2016
By Maisie Loh
Part of the grading challenge was to match live footage consistently across the scenes. Much of the film was shot in Vancouver largely on ARRI Alexa cameras. One key sequence, a battle on a bridge, took 12 days to shoot, during which time the Vancouver weather went through its full repertoire.
And then there were the characters themselves. Stipan used Baselight to isolate Deadpool’s suit, and give the main character a dark, modern touch – in keeping with the film’s theme and influenced by the comic book. The director also wanted a particular vibrancy and substance for the CGI character Colossus, so Stipan had mattes that allowed him to create the right look for his clothes and body using multiple alpha channels.