Episode 009 September 2014
We chat with visual effects artists Harrison Ellenshaw and John Van Vliet about their work on the 1982 cult classic Tron, and hear about the hand-drawn animation that people think was CGI, and just how crazy it really was to work on the film.
[Originally released as episode 008A.]
About The Optical
Host Mark Boszko takes you on a journey back through the annals of Cinefex magazine, talking about the movies and topics they covered 30+ years ago. We talk to people involved in the films, people who make movies, and people who love movies, and have a fun time doing it.
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VFX artist, credited as Visual Effects Supervisor on Tron
John Van Vliet
VFX artist, credited as Effects Animator on Tron
Gallery: The Making of Tron
Harrison Ellenshaw and John Van Vliet shared some photos from the making of Tron with us.
- Cinefex number 8 — April 1982, available in the Cinefex iPad app
- Revisiting Cinefex (8): Tron and Silent Running by Graham Edwards
- Tron (1982)
- The Making of Tron: How Tron Changed Visual Effects and Disney Forever by William Kallay
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