Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem - Inside the Monster Shop Paperback – 18 Jan 2008
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Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr are special effects supervisors/creature effects designers with Amalgamated Dynamics (ADI) and have supplied effects for Terminator, Spider-Man, Wolf, Tremors, and Aliens, Alien3 and Alien: Resurrection, to name but a few.
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Included are hundreds of photos and captions detailing how scenes in the movie were shot, such as what's used on location. This book is like a production diary explaining the things that happen during shooting.
The second half of the book is more interesting. There are sketches, photos and miniatures showing how the creatures and weapons in the movie were made. The photos are high resolution and zoomed in close to show subtle details.
There are captions all along, same goes for every page of the book. It's an incredibly in depth look behind the scenes.
There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
We get a lot of info on why certain styles and designs were chosen for the creatures in the film and their weapons. We also get info on the challenges of making the monsters, and also of making them work in the weather and effects of the movie.
Minor and major changes from the original alien and Predator designs are candidly revealed, along with instances where they went wrong, and we get an insight into the vast amount of work that went into the creature designs and builds alone.
With special focus chapters given to weaponry, the new Predator (even as a fan of the film I was unaware he had a nickname), and the PredAlien, it goes into enough detail to satisfy.
I recommend watching the film again and then reading this - it's a very satisfying experience when everything's fresh in your mind.
A fantastic book for fans of the film and creature SFX fans.
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