After decades of cookie cutter animated films using the the 'Pixar aesthetic' over and over again, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse pushed the format to new heights with an art style that felt like it flew straight off of the comic book page. But it was more than a breath of fresh air, it was inventive and magical and spirited and special. It was art in its purest form.
In this video, Visual Effects Supervisor Danny Dimian and Head of Character Animation Josh Beveridge share not only their inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film but the specific techniques they used to create the visual language itself. If you enjoyed the movie or just appreciate highly competent people talking about their passions, enter full screen and get lost in it. And if you want to dive even further into the 'verse, make sure to check out the official art book.