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09 September 2009, 07:55 AM
Hey there,

Image Engine executives Shawn Walsh and Peter Muyzers called Dan Kaufman to be VFX Supervisor on the 'District 9' movie. This call out of the blue turned into a pretty cool project for Kaufman. One of a list of them actually. Check out what else he's done, and also chat with the man himself. Click the image for the story. (

09 September 2009, 02:43 PM
Great article, and AWESOME movie!

09 September 2009, 05:17 PM
Very inspiring! :) Kudos to Kaufman!

09 September 2009, 05:46 PM
pretty interesting, thanks for that!

09 September 2009, 05:55 PM
Best movie I've seen in years! The low budget statement isn't that true, I'd say this is a high budget film. A high budget of quality that is. ;)

09 September 2009, 10:30 PM
Looks fantastic ... i remember seeing the demo here on cgtalk years ago which i guess must have drummed up some peter jackson love, couldnt wait then and cant wait now. The story line just looks awesome.

09 September 2009, 08:03 AM
great article and awesome flim!

09 September 2009, 02:54 PM
I saw this movie yesterday and it's honestly awesome! Congrats to everyone for this movie.

Thanks for the article.

09 September 2009, 03:50 AM
Awesome characters ...prawns felt very real - Great movie - proud its in my home land and goes to show you dont need top actors to make a great Movie ek se

09 September 2009, 01:28 AM
Incredible movie, and great feature.

Its great to know that such a relatively low budget movie featuring a cast of unknowns can excite people and win the critics over. I would much rather watch something like this than the usual big budget celebrity filled hollywood movie cliche. The whole film - the setting, the characters, the downplayed effects, the pacing and especially the cinematography just felt fresh and more mature than the usual action film.

I saw a feature on how they created the SPOILER *mech* SPOILER in it, but i cant for the life of me find it or remember what site it was on! I thought it was a CGsociety feature, but i cant find it.

I didnt read it at the time as it probably contained spoilers, but now i have seen it, im dying to read more on its creation.

Can anyone help out with a link?

09 September 2009, 02:05 AM
Ah, no worries - found it:

09 September 2009, 02:53 AM
Enjoyed reading the article. Great movie!

09 September 2009, 06:44 AM
AndyH >> I think you accidentally linked back to this thread. :)

09 September 2009, 10:25 AM
AndyH >> I think you accidentally linked back to this thread. :)

Doh! Ive been copying and pasting URLS all over the place just now as i was telling some mates about it!

Heres the proper link:

09 September 2009, 03:23 PM
Thanks mate. :)

09 September 2009, 07:10 PM
So, I was thinking the other day, what Neil Blomkamp (Peter Jackson) did with $30 million was near infinitely better than the spfx in X-Men Origins: Wolverine...what happened, they had 5 times the budget of District 9!?

09 September 2009, 02:16 AM
Very cool man :arteest:

- Ty

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