"After more than 25 years in the special effects business, Kutcher rarely sees a day without an explosion, car crash or technical illusion crafted by his company. But he's in the middle of another exciting spree of events. On Feb. 4, his team won the Visual Effects Society award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature" for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, much of which was shot in the New Orleans area. The team was up for the International Press Academy's visual effect Satellite Award Feb. 15, and Apes is nominated for the visual effects Academy Award (to be announced on Feb. 22)."
" ...to look for answers is the improvised explosive device Shahzad cobbled together. The FBI’s criminal complaint against Shahzad describes an IED constructed of 153 M-88 firecrackers, three propane tanks, two five-gallon cans of gasoline, bags of fertilizer, and two alarm clocks connected to wires.
A demolition and pyrotechnic expert with 23 years of experience, Matt Kutcher, deconstructs Shahzad’s device in an interview:..."
- Foreign Policy
"NOVAC said it’s partnering with Film New Orleans in the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy, Film Jefferson, the UNO Foundation and Spectrum FX to make the opportunity possible for locals."
- WDSU New Orleans