Focus on Special Effects Master Phil Tippett

Phil Tippet is the legendary special effects genius who is behind the wolves of New Moon. He gave recent interviews to both the San Fransisco Chronicle and the LA Times.

“When that wolf checks out Bella, it’s not a wolf’s eyes, it’s Jacob’s. “We brought Taylor [Lautner] in and had him haul his eyelids back as far as possible and shot close-ups.” They then added those eyes to the giant animated timber wolf used in the scene.”

Read more in the LA Times.

Q: Which movie had tighter security on the set, “Return of the Jedi” or “New Moon”?