Recreating Skull Island – 1933 Style

Many years ago, before the GoogleGlass, the iPad Mini, even before the computers, there was already people in charge of creating some amazing environments for movie (can you believe this Nick ?). One of the most famous StopMotion animation movie is probably King Kong, done in 1933. As you know, King Kong lives in a very unfriendly island, called Skull Island, and for the purpose of the movie, SFX team had to create a lot of jungle environments. This video, proposed by Peter Jackson and his friends who went through the History of Visual Effects, explains how to recreate Skull…

Emilio Ruiz del Rio – Set decorator

Before falling in the digital land, SFX artists developed lots of different techniques to create amazing environments for films. We already spoke about the glass painting, which was about painting the missing environment on a glass that we put between the camera and the set. But sometimes, we had to create more than just a painting, and we used miniatures. Emilio Ruiz del Rio is one of the most famous miniatures maker. Let’s have a look inside his world. Emilio Ruiz del Rio was a Spanish film set decorator and special effects and visual effects artist. His filmography includes work…