Title: Story Telling in Jungle Book  


On Jungle Book, the hope was to use traditional, analog input devices to render a computer more like a pure, live action camera and in doing so, blur the line between Visual Effects and traditional filmmaking. Once that line is blurred and you’ve fooled the eye into believing you’re seeing photo-reality, is it even a visual effect anymore or is it now another piece of traditional storytelling?

Rob Legato, Academy Award Winning Filmographer

Robert “Rob” Legato is a visual effects supervisor, second unit director, and second unit director of photography.  He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and has won three. His first win was for his visual effects work on Titanic, his second was for his work on Hugo and his third for The Jungle Book. In 1996, he won the BAFTA award for Best Achievement in Special Effects for Apollo 13, for which he also garnered his first Academy Award nomination.  Prior to his work in film, he was a Visual Effects Supervisor for Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1987 to 1992, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1993. His work on the Star Trek franchise earned him three Emmy nominations and two wins. 

Legato is a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and the Visual Effects Society (VES).