It’s very nearly the 30th anniversary of Ron Howard’s Willow, a huge effects film full of practical fx, miniatures, optical composites, matte paintings…and digital morphing. This was ILM’s big breakthrough into 2D image manipulation. I recently wrote about for VFX Voice magazine, and you can check out that article here.
There are actually sooo many great effects shots in Willow, but for me it was ILM’s use of ‘morfing’ that made that project so memorable. It’s now 30 years old, and here’s the VFX Voice piece I was able to do on the film.