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Masters of FX by Ian Failes

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7 > Ian Hunter

Model and miniature effects supervisor Ian Hunter began his career as a model maker on possibly one of the most influential effects films in history—James Cameron’s The Abyss. “I came in and was given a set of dimensions (10-feet long x 5-feet wide x 3-feet tall) and told to make a submarine engine room. No plans, no drawings, just figure it out and go. So myself and a great model maker named Jim McGeachy grabbed a piece of paper and sketched out what we thought a submarine engine room should look like, based on that size and James’ request to have a walkway down the middle. We then started building it. We knew it would be flooded so we built it from waterproof materials and made it pretty durable to withstand being dropped in ...

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