The Wild Thing's monster challenges (continues)


Each of the Wild Things had its own issues – Ira’s nose and Judith’s horn are two obvious examples – as well as common problem areas, such as the corners of the mouths and any shots where their faces go off screen or pass behind objects.

“We were able to make use of face tracks and the volume of shots to help us simplify the clean-up work. If we needed to fix the right hand side of KW’s face – which was obscured by a tree, for example – we probably had a shot in similar lighting somewhere else in the film that we could grab the textures from,” says Quintaville.

“The hardest shots from a clean-up point of view were probably the close-ups of Carol in the dirt clod sequence where he is behind Max, and a lens flare which made the lighting change on every frame.”