In addition to creating a variety of photorealistic environments for the film, ILM was charged with bringing TMNT’s four eponymous characters — Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello — their sensei and adoptive father, Splinter, and their nemesis Shredder to life for a combined 43 minutes of screen time.

To do so, ILM developed and deployed ILM Muse, the highest resolution, most flexible facial performance capture system produced to date.

Jonathan Liebesman
ILM Visual Effects Supervisor
Pablo Helman
Co-VFX Supervisor
Robert Weaver
ILM Animation Supervisor
Tim Harrington
ILM Visual Effects Art Director
Aaron McBride
Associate Animation Supervisor
Kevin Martel
ILM Visual Effects Producer
Susan Greenhow