Kathy Altieri was Production Designer on How To Train Your Dragon. A Production Designer oversees all of the visuals on a film from beginning to end, and makes sure they support the story the directors are trying to tell.
Alessandro Carloni was Head of Story on How To Train Your Dragon. He was responsible for the story telling of the movie and for leading the Story department into developing the first visualization of the story, translating the original written ideas of the movie into images.
Matt Baer, Head of Effects on How To Train Your Dragon, talks about creating the fire effects for the film.
These clips are part of a roundtable discussion held for press in Dallas. It has interviews with directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch).
This clip starts with the voice artists at work including Jay Baruchel and Gerard Butlerand. It concludes with production personel at work.
In an article at CGsociety Ring said:”The biggest challenges were the characters. Vikings are not simple guys to rig.” The Viking wardrobe and hair styles were imperative to the story but animating layers of furry wardrobe was not for the weak of heart.
In this interview, Head of Character Animation, Simon Otto talks about creating the effects for the film, How To Train Your Dragon.