Alita: Battle Angel VFX Breakdown – Cinematography -Weta Digital

Recreating an iconic manga series as a live-action film calls for carefully considered cinematography. See how our VFX artists faithfully captured the story’s origin and retained maximum creative control for the directors of Alita: Battle Angel.

Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American cyberpunk action film based on Japanese manga artist Yukito Kishiro’s 1990s series Battle Angel Alita and its 1993 original video animation adaptation, Battle Angel. It was directed by Robert Rodriguez, produced by James Cameron, and written by Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis.

Alita is a fully digital lead actress driven by a fantastic performance from Rosa Salazar.  New facial animation techniques helped artists realize Alita with extraordinary detail. Inhabiting two bespoke CG bodies, Alita explores the digitally enhanced world of Iron City and confronts cyborg villains new and old.

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