The Marvel Comics universe spilled over into television last fall with the debut of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Co-created by Joss Whedon (writer/director of 2012’s The Avengers), the new series follows Marvel mainstay Agent Coulson as he recruits a new group of superheroes to battle the strange and supernatural.
The show was one of the breakout hits of the past television season, and it’s not hard to understand why, as it translates the action, humor, and spectacle of the Marvel films to the small screen. Part of the team who helped deliver that high production value were three Full Sail alumni who worked on its visual effects – Cory Cosper (Game Development, 2007; character modeler), Ruy Delgado (Computer Animation, 2010; tracking/matchmoving), and Nha Hoan Le (Computer Animation, 2011; tracking/matchmoving).
Each of these grads previously worked on other projects tied to the Marvel universe, including the blockbusters Iron Man 3, Thor, and The Avengers, and Nha spoke with us about adapting the same feel to S.H.I.E.L.D.
“I was very excited to work on the project because we had great time with The Avengers and this show came from the same team,” she says. “When we saw Agent Coulson on the raw footages and knew a little bit about the story line we knew it would be an interesting show and capture the spirit of the movies.”
Well aware of the scrutiny comic book fans put upon each new entry in the Marvel canon, Nha has appreciated the support S.H.I.E.L.D. has received as it approaches its first season finale.
“I am very proud of the show, and it’s getting more and more fans everyday,” she says. “I think S.H.I.E.L.D. is truly something new and unique to television, and gives people something besides all of the vampires and zombies that have been on lately.”