To higher perceive how the scene with Ryan Reynolds’s Man and his alter ego Dude got here to be, it helps to have some background on how filmmakers have approached an actor showing in a scene twice prior to now. Shawn Levy and the crew behind Free Man take us behind the scenes in a featurette titled “Dude vs Man” which is included with the movie’s residence launch. Levy explains how one of these sequence has historically been approached with the next:So to get an actor to seem twice in a single scene utilizing movement management, your complete scene would should be filmed twice. That’s undoubtedly including money and time to the manufacturing. The crew behind Free Man didn’t need to take this method, so that they determined to take a threat and check out one thing that had not been finished too efficiently prior to now. Within the phrases of VFX Supervisor Swen Gillberg and director Shawn Levy:
The featurette goes on as an instance how the pinnacle alternative is finished, beginning with the casting of Dude. 2nd Unit Director Chris O’Hara describes starting his seek for an actor to play Dude with the stunt pool as a result of it’s an action-oriented position, however later opening it as much as an Web seek for bodybuilders when he couldn’t discover somebody bodily large enough. Aaron Reed was discovered and given the position of Dude, and it’s his physique that you just see within the movie.
To get Ryan Reynolds’s face onto Aaron Reed’s physique, the Free Man staff used what’s known as Lola Egg, which is a dome coated in LED panels and a number of cameras. Reynolds would carry out within the dome which captured his face and allowed it to be positioned over Reed’s. You possibly can watch Reynolds ship traces within the dome and see how the total “Dude vs Man” scene got here to be with the bonus content material when Free Man debuts on 4K Extremely HD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 12. Take pleasure in never-before-seen bonus materials together with two deleted scenes, an prolonged scene, bloopers, and making-of featurettes.