The classic story of love, revenge and honor that pits an English Lady and her dashing Captain of Guard against Indian hordes and blood thirsty pirates as their adventures take them from the first settlment in Virgnia to the seas of the Caribbean.
VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR
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HERBIE FULLY LOADED
In order to bring Herbie to life, visual effects supervisor John Van Vliet called in Short to oversee the mechanical Herbie’s performance. Working with special effects supervisor Matt Sweeney’s team of technicians he supervised and choreographed the character’s action along side the films stars Lindsay Lohan and Justin Long.
Check out "Behind the scenes with Herbie" below.
With the release of the 20th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s classic E.T. the extraterrestrial Short was brought in by visual effects supervisor Bill George to help reinvent E.T’s heartlight. Because Short designed and created the heartlight for the original film it was only natural for ILM to enlist his aid in creating a CGI version of the famous organ for the new improved enhanced version of the film.
While the film was still titled “Hunter” Robert Short Productions was brought in to re conceptualize the alien monster. At first RSPinc. put armor on the existing lizard-like creature, played by stuntman Jean Claude Van Damme, but this was soon scrapped. Under director John Mctiernan’s supervision Short’s team developed a new direction for the creature by creating an upright Masai warrior design complete with armor, dread locks and side mounted mandibles. After Short moved onto other projects the design was eventually used as the bases for the final creature.
Designed and created by Short, Splash’s classic mermaid design is recognized by movie audiences world wide. From the stunning bronze skin tones to her lyrical golden tail Darryl Hannah will forever be linked to Short’s design as “Madison” the mermaid from Splash. The challenge was not only to create something beautiful but also practical which the actress could swim in at 35 feet below sea level and still look at ease. This was accomplished using a new never-before-used material called Skin-Flex, which became an industry standard. Short, along with visual effects supervisor Mitch Suskin, designed the graceful mermaid transformation sequences.