From MacAddict June 2004:
Van Helsing: Monsters, Magic, and Macs
For all you movie monster freaks and visual effects fans, here's a special treat! We've got the exclusive on how Industrial Light + Magic's Todd Vaziri - digital compositing enthusiast and Mac addict - created a scene in Van Helsing entirely on Macs. (The Universal Pictures movie, which stars Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, and a cast of Tinseltown's most famous movie monsters - including Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man, and Igor - opens May 7th at a theater near you.) Meet Vaziri as he walks us through an explosive, fiery scene involving Dr. Frankenstein, Frankenstein's monster, and an angry mob of villagers. Then see how he worked his magic, as he breaks apart all the components and shows us how he crafted the scene on his Mac using Adobe After Effects (yup, off-the-shelf software kiddies). If you thought that big-budget Hollywood special effects only involved high-end and proprietary software, Vaziri will have you thinking differently.
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