New Delhi: Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' gave all other films a run for their money when it bagged five Oscars. Though it did not score above the other competitors for 'Best Picture' - it bagged the 'Best Visual Effects'. The men behind that achievement were Rob Legato, Joss Williams (absent), Ben Grossman and Alex Henning.
Here's the backstage interview with the winners -
Q. I have a question about the locomotive accident scene. I was, uhm, I read somewhere that that was actually good old handmade, uhm, visual effect and not using the graphics of computer graphics. Could you please tell me why you chose that route.
A. [Legato] We actually had a combination of the two. The last drawing was specifically designed for a physical model to crash through to imitate the Montparnasse famous black and white shot, and we added two more shots that were real traditional models and the rest of them were computer graphic models that were modeled to be able to be seen side by side with the real one and be, you know, indistinguishable from the two. [inaudible]...more
03:46 PM, Feb 27, 2012