District 9 FUI by Goldtooth Creative

With Neill Blomkamp's second feature film, Elysium, coming out this Friday, it seems like a great time to revisit the FUI in his first film, District 9. The movie featured holographic alien user interfaces in several scenes, the longest of which was when Christopher Johnson was starting up the drop ship. A seven man team at Goldtooth Creative designed and animated the FUIs over a period of two months using Adobe After Effects and The Foundry's Nuke. The final composites were made by VFX company Image Engine and the end result can be seen in the video below.