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How Lord of the Rings’ Gollum Changed CGI Forever

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As part of our weeklong exploration of SFX on film, we’re looking back at the genesis of a character who helped change the course of how computer-generated effects are used on film: Gollum, the Tolkien creation played by Andy Serkis and brought to life by Weta Digital in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. To better understand the marriage of technology and artistry that brought Gollum to life, and the effect that collaboration had on future CG storytelling, Vulture spoke to Weta visual effects supervisor Eric Saindon about the process of creating and evolving the character over the course of the three Lord of the Rings films

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