Lord of the Rings

Arts & Culture
4:37 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

From 'LOTR' to 'Spiderman,' Kenosha Native Adds Special Effects to Blockbusters

Wisconsin native and special effects supervisor Jim Rygiel led the team that brought Tolkien's character Gollum, and the rest of his "Lord of the Rings," to life on screen.
Credit Weta Digital

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with UWM graduate and visual effects director Jim Rygiel.

Moviegoers have come to expect more and more sophisticated, seamless special effects, thanks to advances in computer graphics. A UWM graduate has played a big role in creating this CG movie magic.

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