Popular Mechanics’ article on the creepy creature effects of The Thing

I found a most interesting article in the oddest place – Popular Mechanics.  They did a Q&A session with Tom Woodruff and Alec Ginnis of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. the people behind the creature effects on the remake of  The Thing.  Here is a portion of it below:

When John Carpenter’s The Thing premiered in 1982, its lifelike mutant creatures raised the bar on practical creature effects. Filmmakers of the new The Thing—a prequel, out Oct. 14—knew they wanted to stay true to the spirit of the original by using practical, non-CG effects. Tom Woodruff and Alec Ginnis of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc., talked to Popular Mechanics about the pressure involved in paying homage to the original film, their favorite sequence, and why having some digital effects in a film is a good thing.
Click here to read the rest of the article: The Creepy Creature Effects of The Thing – The Thing Remake – Popular Mechanics 

Trailer from The Thing 2011, from IGNentertainment


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