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Sleepy Hollow

[Paramount Pictures]

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

In part a reaction to the computer-generated effects in Mars Attacks!, director Tim Burton opted to go old school and use as few digital effects as possible. ILM was responsible for making the headless horseman look realistic. To do this, they had the headless horseman stunt double wear a blue ski mask so they could use the chroma key effect and digitally remove his head. The result was flawless.

Director: Tim Burton
ILM Visual Effects Supervisor: Jim Mitchell
ILM Visual Effects Art Director: Scott Leberech
ILM Visual Effects Producer: Mark Miller
ILM Studios: San Francisco