August 14, 2009
The character of District 9 really lies in its documentary style approach which can't be captured very well with a set of stills. Regardless, the color and texture of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa is still present. District 9 was shot on location with predominantly the Red One camera (owned buy producer Peter Jackson), standard prime and zoom lenses provided by Cooke and Angenieux. VFX were, as usual, a team effort across the industry but Weta Digital's designs for the aliens and the exo-suit have remained memorable in the sci-fi movie universe.