CHARACTER ANIMATION of most ALIEN FACE HUGGER shots in the film. This long slow-motion shot inside the SACRIFICIAL CHAMBER was the first ever shot to see computer generated face huggers on screen. It was therefore crucial that they moved like the face hugger animatronics we know from the old ALIEN FILMS, and yet take them to another level.
MOTION STUDIES of the original Alien movies as well as analysis of nature documentaries on various animals helped bring the FACE HUGGERS to life. This shot was animated together with Stephen de Vere; CG face huggers complemented by animated slime-threads and real model Alien eggs. The precluding shot in the film, a face hugger emerging from its egg and pushing off, was shot using a PROP MODEL.