ROBERT KURTZMAN TACKLES TOOLBOX
While readying his next directorial venture, FX artist Robert Kurtzman has been putting the CGI division of his new Precinct 13 company to work on other projects. First up is the TOOLBOX MURDERS remake directed by Tobe Hooper: ?When a scene proved infeasible when done as a practical effect, [Hooper] turned to P13?s key animator/FX designer David Matherly to create several pivotal shots,? Kurtzman reports. ?These shots included animated nails firing from a modified nail-gun pinning an actress to the wall. The final nail penetrates her throat, and digitally added blood flows from the wound. Dave also added simulated smoke from the nail gun and replaced a fake dummy?s head with the face of the actress it was to represent, by motion-tracking the dummy and seamlessly overlaying a still image of the actress? face onto the footage.?
Next up for Precinct 13 is work on THE LAST HORROR PICTURE SHOW, the onscreen teamup of Robert Englund, Kane Hodder and Gunnar Hansen.
Courtesy of Fangoria