Special-effects unit director Ray Tintori talks to The New York Times about the old-school techniques he used to bring the beasts in Beasts of the Southern Wild to life. Tintori used real pigs in prosthetics, puppetry and miniature techniques gleaned from movies like Dark Crystal to complete the low-budget film. He says, "You’d go read the old Cinefex magazines and see, How did they do this in the ’40’s? How did they do it in the ’80s?” And then decide, O.K., let’s do that, but make it out of garbage. Because we have no money.”
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