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Interview with Alec Gillis/Tom Woodruff!

Well, what do you know? Three days and already an interview. I had the opportunity of interviewing Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff the other day about their work on the Alien and Alien vs Predator movies. They of course were the creature effects designers on the previous films and own Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. They’ve just finished filming Alien vs Predator 2 and took some time out of their busy schedule to answer a few questions:

AvPGalaxy – What was it like creating the predators in AvP since you only had experience in creating aliens? Was it a lot harder?

Alec Gillis – The Predator was a bit of uncharted territory. Of course, it’s a creature suit and that’s what we do, but there are always fan expectations. We had a lot of input from Paul Anderson so that helped things move along quickly, since he knew what he wanted. He was a real joy to work with because of his decisiveness. We knew that our Predator would in a way be a prototype for our company, and we are thrilled to have another crack at it on AVPII.

To read the full interview, head over to this page. Many thanks to Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff for doing this interview for us.



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