George Romero’s latest chapter in his zombie film series sees the director embrace the magic of digital effects with over 300 shots in total. Visual-effects house Spin Productions led the way.

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Zombies are set to return to UK cinema screens this September with the release of George Romero’s Land of the Dead. The fourth installment in the director’s ‘Dead’ series (following on from Night of…, Dawn of…, and Day of…,) the latest film sees the world overtaken by the living dead and the last humans alive walled up in the city for their own protection. 
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Despite revisiting his old zombie genre, the film marks something of a departure for Romero in its use of digital effects. In the past, the director had relied on practical shots and animatronics, and was wary of the digital fakery on offer. Yet the visual-effects specialists at Spin Productions quickly won him over. 
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“This was George’s first use of digital effects and he was a little apprehensive at first,” explains Jeff Campbell, visual-effects supervisor at Spin Productions.
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“He felt better when I told him we would only be enhancing the live action, and soon became very comfortable with the new digital tools available to him.”
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