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VFX

Jim Henson's Creature Shop is credited for providing visual effects on this film. I can't seem to figure out just what they did, but I've got an email out to someone who might know. If that falls through, here's a list of other companies taken right from the film's credits, who also did visual effects.

  • Double Negative
  • Cutting Edge
  • The Moving Picture Company
  • BUF
  • Rising Sun Pictures PTY, Ltd
  • The Senate Visual Effects

The Creature Shop is the last one listed and doesn't have any names attached. If it comes down to it, and information for the other companies is easier to find, we could at least try and use the process of elimination to see what effects are left uncredited. —Scott (talk) 03:35, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

I've known about this for awhile, but "process of elimination" doesn't mean much in a case such as this. In many cases, such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, especially when it's low in a list of visual effects companies (I've lost my copy of the presskit, but I think the term "Additional Visual Effects" was used, in fact), it often means something such as matteing or wire removal and so on. Could have been some of the smoke/gas for the fear sequences. I'm not sure we'll ever get a precise answer, but it's certainly not anything in the way of a creature or anything, just some digital jiggering. The same applies to movies like Gosford Park and Around the World in 80 Days. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 03:42, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I found an interview with Jesh Krishna Murthy which specifies that they worked on "60 shots," but not what they did (other resumes suggest it may have been basic compositing, or something else). The interview does specify that, for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Creature Shop used a "water surface replacement system, so we can go ahead and make a page for that when we feel like it. Murthy's not with Henson anymore, but has his own studio, Anibrain. Contact page is here. Right now, that seems like the best contact lead. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 03:54, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
I started the article. All info comes from email correspondence with Dan Sheerin. —Scott (talk) 05:24, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

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