Take a look behind the scenes of Agents of SHIELD with this new video, which shows some of the VFX process for the series’ key moments.
Take a look behind the scenes of Agents of SHIELD with this new video, which shows some of the VFX process for the series' key moments.

Take a look behind the scenes of Agents of SHIELD with this new video, which shows some of the VFX process for the series’ key moments.

A neat behind the scenes video shows how Agents of SHIELD’s special effects came together. Agents of SHIELD first premiered in 2013 amid a flurry of excitement because it was the first television show set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Audiences were expecting many Easter eggs for the broader universe and action pieces worthy of a Marvel movie, but things were slow going. It wasn’t until later in the first season that Agents of SHIELD finally proved its worth. Over the course of seven seasons, Agents of SHIELD managed to consistently raise the stakes and reinvent itself multiple times, solidifying itself as one of the most underrated parts of the MCU.

Agents of SHIELD ended its run a few weeks ago with an emotional and action-packed series finale. After a season of jumping around in time (and, in some cases, getting stuck within it), Agents of SHIELD finally ended the Chronicom threat to Earth while also seeing the team return to their original time. In perhaps the most surprising twist of all, Agents of SHIELD ended with all of its characters living peaceful, if separate lives. Still, the beloved SHIELD team still managed to check in with one other whenever they could.

A new video from visual effects company Digital Domain breaks down some of the VFX found within Agents of SHIELD. Showing some before and after images, the video really demonstrates how even the most innocuous of scenes can contain some sneaky CGI. Plus, it’s quite fascinating to see how a scene actually looked before the effects were put in. You can see the video in the space below.

Agents of SHIELD’s special effects can’t quite compare to those found in the movies, but that’s to be expected when one’s working on a television budget. However, fans of the show will surely recall some of the thrilling moments when Agents of SHIELD let loose some impressive special effects, particularly in the final episodes of season 7. Some of the most memorable involved superhero Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet), as her powers offered the opportunity for excellent visuals.

With Agents of SHIELD over, another era within the MCU has come to an end. Still, there are fans who hold out hope that the characters of Agents of SHIELD will return in another project. After all, Daisy could easily end up working for SWORD, and Coulson (Clark Gregg) already has a connection to the films. Sadly, however, there are no official plans currently in the works. This doesn’t mean things won’t change in the future, of course, but for now, the adventures of the agents of SHIELD has come to an end.

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