|Men in Black (1997) - Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Mikey|
Baker is a makeup artist and S/FX designer who's done films like Ed Wood (1994), The Nutty Professor (1996) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). He actually won an Oscar for working on MIB. At one point his advanced animatronic effects were supposed to be in the whole film, but some were replaced by CGI because they were too slow. In the end, the film features almost 250 visual effects from Industrial Light & Magic. One good example of his creature designs was "Mikey" from the beginning of the film. Baker's FX crew spent 10 months on a huge eight foot tall alien but the requirement to make Mikey run through the desert meant they had to use CGI for parts of it. Watch this behind-the-scenes clip to see what it took to make the alien come to life.
As a bonus, watch how they made the "little dude in the big dude's head."
What do you think of the videos? Which is your favorite alien from the Men In Black films?
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