“Walt Conti and his team accomplished the impossible…His technical resourcefulness and professionalism made the photography of The Abyss possible”
Avatar, Titanic, The Abyss, Terminator
“Walt is the most talented leader of technically complex projects I have ever seen. He has a proven track record for inspiring multidisciplinary teams to exceed what anyone thought possible.”
IDEO, Stanford University Institute of Design
“From the moment Walt Conti took on the task of creating the whales for Star Trek IV, the job was done creatively, professionally, and with a sure hand, which relieved me of an enormous burden. The work was so skillfully done that people to this day find it hard to believe that it is a mechanical effect…he’s a genius”
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
“The term ‘special effect’ seems completely inadequate in describing the magnitude of the engineering work involved. As possibly some of the most complex robots ever designed, the snakes are no more a ‘special effect’ than the Taj Mahal is a building.”
Mark A. Gottschalk
“As operated by animatronics ace Walt Conti, Flipper is a cool dude…with his soulful stare and plangent ‘voice’, Flipper has a star’s emotional intensity. He gives good heart.”
"Walt Conti's creations have the realistic look of 'Lost World's' dinos and considerably more emotional connection to the audience."
"Walt Conti and his staff at Edge Innovations are the masters of animatronics."
"As soon as we saw his shop and his creations and began to talk to Walt, we knew we had found our guy. He is a phenomenal engineer and creator and, really, the only one capable of doing this."