"They're here...", Mike Seymour, Mark Christiansen and Jason Diamond go retro with a discussion on the visual effects of the 1982 classic film, Poltergeist.

Show Notes:

Director: Tobe Hooper
Cinematographer: Matthew F. Leonetti
VFX Supervisor -- Visual Effects Company: Richard Edlund -- ILM

Kerner Optical

Films of 1982

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Failed Career of Tobe Hooper -- article

Lifeforce (1985)

Ken Ralston

Optical Printers

US Inflation Rate Calculator

Scott Squires' descriptions and drawings of how cloud tank effects are done

Glass Matte Painting

Forced Perspective for moving camera -- video

Steak and bathroom scene -- video

The Poltergeist curse

Steven Spielberg Filmography

Super 8: JJ Abrams on his homage to Steven Spielberg - video

American Cinematographer Podcast: Poltergeist: Matthew Leonetti, ASC and Richard Edlund, ASC

Ultracam 35

Mark Christiansen's Amazon page (register here to get the update to version 5.5 of Mark's book. Get the Kindle version of Mark's book here.)


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