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February 26, 2008

The Spiderwick Chronicles Behind The Magic

Tippett Studio and Industrial Light & Magic create CG creatures
for “The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Behind the magic in Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ “The Spiderwick Chronicles” are the magicians, that is, the visual effects crews at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Tippett Studio. Their slight of hand turned director Mark Waters’ vision of a real world inhabited by fantasy creatures into a finely crafted family thriller.

Tippett Studio founder Phil Tippett, who served as the film’s creature supervisor, “got things going,” as he puts it, on the creature design. “The objective was to take the illustrations that Tony [DiTerlizzi] had created for ‘Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide’ and turn them into biological entities,” Tippett says. “We wanted to give them a palpable sense of biology.” (a CGSociety Production Focus)

Full of images and insight, check out the rest of the CGSociety featured spread Here

See Also: Spiderwick Concept Art
J. Paul Peszko talks to ILM's Christian Alzmann about the design of The Spiderwick Chronicle's Brothers Grimm fantasy world and the characters that populate it.


Posted by dschnee at February 26, 2008 6:39 AM