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Actor Edward Norton's transformation from man to monster in "The Incredible Hulk" took months of work compared to the minutes displayed on the big screen. A Newton artist had a hand in creating that movie magic, along with 20 other well-known films.
"It sort of happened by accident," said C. Michael Neely, freelance pre-visualization supervisor and animator. "I didn't grow up thinking I was going to be a filmmaker or an animator for that matter."
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