‘Predator’: VFX supe Joel Hynek recalls the days of optical compositing, thermal cameras and *that* red suit

John McTiernan’s Predator is perhaps most fondly remembered for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s line, ‘Get to the chopper!’ But it also featured some incredibly memorable optical effects, crafted by R/Greenberg Associates and overseen by visual effects supervisor Joel Hynek. These included a distinctive camouflage effect wielded by the alien Predator creature (appearing also in a monster suit…