Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Thing Week: A Tribute to Albert Whitlock

As many horror fans will know, Albert Whitlock did the matte artwork for The Thing and his career expands into the realm of Alfred Hitchock and other films like Hindenburg, Earthquake and Dune. Albert was an Academy Award and Emmy winning visual effects artist and I want to showcase his brilliant matte artwork in Carpenter’s The Thing. I would say that he was one of the most important figures in film. He died in 1999 from Parkinson’s disease.

“It really was one of the shining periods of my career that I got to watch Albert (Whitlock) at work and watch him do all his magic.”
- Todd Ramsay, Film Editor


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