I haven't gotten ANY of my interviews on WIND yet (or the sidebar story on the new Welles documentary), which has me a little worried since they're due 10/1, but PR did confirm today via email John Knoll as one of the people on my interview list. Might happen via phone or email or not at all -- really can't tell with this one. Some company called Whiskeytree also worked on it, but they haven't said whether they're authorized to discuss their work yet.
Yeah Whiskeytree was started by former ILM Matte and VFX Supervisor Jon Harb in the mid aughts, shortly after he worked on Eight Below for ILM. They've also worked on matte or environment work(as it is called now) on Captain America: The First Avenger among others. It's essentially full of ILM matte department alum, many whom cut their teeth on the Star Wars Prequels.
By the way, I just watched the trailer again three times and I swear that is Robert Morse from Mad Men
(Cooper of Stirling-Cooper) but....isnt all of this footage from the 70s? Aren't they just finishing wide shots and all of the close ups or actor/master shots are from the 70s Welles' footage? This is weird.