Zodiac Visual FX Recreates 1970’s San Francisco

“Set largely in a meticulous recreation of 1970s San Francisco, David Fincher’s taut thriller Zodiac captures the devastating impact a cunning serial killer has on the public and especially on the journalists and policemen who hunted him. To help create this relentlessly tense film, Fincher relied on two visual effects supervisors he had worked with in the past. Eric Barba of Digital Domain began helping Fincher with commercial projects in 2002. Matte World Digital’s founder Craig Barron knew him in 1981, when Fincher was a camera assistant in the matte department at Industrial Light & Magic, where they worked on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”

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