Interview With Shark Night 3D VFX Supervisor Gregor Lakner & SFX Supervisor Matt Kutcher

Ever since Jaws was released almost 40 years ago, the sight of fin slicing through steely cold waters has continued to terrify us. Yet while many remember the action on screen, it is the people who work behind the scenes that provide the underwater terror of sharks – whether digital or animatronic – chomping on human bait frolicking in the water.

So it goes with Shark Night 3D, the latest film from genre veteran David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane) where a group of college students take a vacation to a lake house in Louisiana, only to find that less than friendly locals and several man eating sharks await their company.

Bringing these predatory creatures to life were a team of special and visual effects wizards, led by special effects supervisor Matt Kutcher (Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Piranha) and visual effects supervisor Gregor Lakner (The Other Guys, The Day After Tomorrow).

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