a recent interview, producer Robbie Stamp
talked about the special effects used in The Hitchhiker's
Guide to the Galaxy. He said that wherever
possible, they tried not to use CG.
think the guiding principle was to not do everything with
[computer-generated imagery]," Stamp said in an interview at WonderCon
in San Francisco last weekend. "So there's an awful lot of stuff that
is done in-camera. We've got real creatures. [Director] Garth
[Jennings] has used some of the oldest ... filmmaking tricks in the
book. ... I think we wanted something which had a sort of a heart and
soul and a charm to it. ... [With] some of the bigger, huge CGI epics,
... maybe just some of their heart and soul and fun has gone out of
This is an old school crew. I'm glad to see that
there are still some people out there who don't rely on flashy graphics
for a box office draw. They just want to make a good movie.