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Nominee reaction: Joe Letteri

Visual effects, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

Joe Letteri, visual effects supervisor “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” says the team on the film was pushing for motion-capture technology from the start in order to make the apes appear as lifelike as possible.

“We felt that they had to look like real apes,” he said. “It had to feel as if you were seeing them at a zoo or in a documentary.”

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