Poltergeist (1982) / Matthew Leonetti, ASC and Richard Edlund, ASC

Episode #6

Poltergeist (1982) / Matthew Leonetti, ASC and Richard Edlund, ASC


Cinematographer Matthew F. Leonetti, ASC and visual-effects supervisor Richard Edlund, ASC sit down with American Cinematographer contributor Iain Marcks to discuss some of the old-school camera and VFX techniques on display in the 1982 horror classic directed by Tobe Hooper.

Producer Steven Spielberg makes a point on the set as director Tobe Hooper observes the scene. (Photo by Bruce McBroom)

On location in Simi Valley, Calif., Spielberg takes a turn at the eyepiece. (Photo by Bruce McBroom)

Spielberg and Richard Edlund, ASC while shooting the ghost dog figure at ILM.

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