TED is a marvelous tool. Whether you feel its an ultra-elitist intellectual squeeze-box, or the ultimate online dehumidifier for all the muggy, claustrophobic opining that people just love to do [ahem. ed.], it brings things like this. Robert Legato, a true master of his field, on some of those special effects you never quite knew were there. Relating back to my earlier post on Pudovkin, Legato’s editorial mind is superb. He knows how to tell a story in a single, orchestrated moment. Watch and enjoy.
Originally posted on TED Blog:
Most people get into visual effects for the explosions. But not Robert Legato, the visual effects supervisor of Avatar and The Aviator, who also won Oscars for his work on Titanic and Hugo.
“Everything I end up liking is outrageously simple,” Robert tells the TED Blog.