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Oscar winner Rob Legato, whose numerous credits include Apollo 13, Titanic, Castaway, The Aviator, and The Departed, most recently was the visual effects supervisor, second-unit director, and second-unit director of photography for Hugo. For this project, Legato broke new ground, including Hugo’s application of genuine 3D, the use of the ARRI Alexa camera, re-creation of sets and techniques used in 1905, research of filmmaking history, as well as the film’s 800 highly stylized visual effects shots—each fine-tuned for discrete right and left eyes. In all his various capacities on the project, Legato relied on Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium software, including Adobe After Effects 5.5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, and Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5. We want to talk with him about what he did, how he did it, and what he thinks of the results.

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