Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Legato’s Mini Masterclass from BAFTA Guru

The visual effects supervisor whose work includes Hugo, Avatar and Titanic talks about the importance of courage, and explains the techniques behind some of his signature film work – including the continuous shot illusion in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.

Interview Summary:

  • You must be chameleon, and make the shots look like the shots of the director you are working with
  • Using tricks in-camera will make things interesting
  • Have courage in your convictions.  Make a decision on an idea and stick with it.
  • Use a group of shots to create the illusion of one continuous shot
  • No matter how you accomplish an idea, all that matters is the final picture, and the reaction of the audience.


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