Studio Visit: Industrial Light & Magic Animator Hal Hickel

Posted on March 20, 2014
1314P DESIGN STUDIO VISIT HAL 03 Photograph by Ethan Scott

When a project has a lot of character animation—and that could be dinosaurs, giant robots, Yoda, whatever—there will be an animation supervisor. That’s what I do. Let’s say it’s a dinosaur film. They shoot a bunch of actors pretending to run in terror from a T-rex that’s not there. We get this footage and put the dinosaur in.

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