Book Review: Alien vs. Predator: The Creature Effects of ADI

This book is the tour guide to the production floor of Amalgamated Dynamics Inc (ADI), a studio specialize at creating creatures and effects.

Prior to reading this book, I thought all the creatures in Alien vs. Predator (AVP) were computer generated, but somehow they look too real to be products of 3D models. After reading the book, I have more respect for the people in the field of creating these creatures. They are good, very good.

You'll read about how the movie was conceived. There are numerous biography on the artists involved and the two founders of ADI.

Every single page of the book is filled with photos and captions detailing the process of creating the characters and bringing them to life on the big screen. It starts on the drawing board where sketches were done, the creature was then modeled into clay, photographed and made into mold, painted for textures and goes onto the set.

A lot of effort was put in the making of this book. You can tell just by the incredible number of photos taken and put onto the pages.

If you're a fan of AVP, this should be in your collection.

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