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AVP: Alien vs. Predator: The Creature Effects of ADI is a 2004 behind the scenes book covering Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.'s creature effects work on the film Alien vs. Predator, written by Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. and published by Design Studio Press.
Unlike the film itself, the book has received largely positive reviews, with many praising the large amount of detail and images it includes. It was followed by Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem: Inside the Monster Shop, which details ADI's work on the film's sequel, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.
In 1979, Ridley Scott introduced moviegoers to a new definition of fear and horror with his sci-fi classic, Alien. To coincide with the release of AVP, special effects gurus Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. opened the doors of their Academy Award-winning creature shop, Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. (A.D.I.), to invite all to a behind-the-scenes journey, as they once more breathe life into the characters that have been scaring audiences for over two decades. Different from many "making of" books, it focuses exclusively on the creature effects of AVP; what it takes to create some of sci-fi's baddest baddies. It follows Gillis and Woodruff and their talented crew of over 100 artists and technicians throughout the design, sculpting, fabrication, and finishing processes. The story continues on location in Prague where, as the cameras roll, their creations truly come to life.