Director: Richard Lester , Richard Donner(uncredited)
Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth, Robert Paynter
Production Design by John Barry , Peter Murton
Supervisor of optical visual effects: Roy Field
Supervisor & director of special effects: Colin Chilvers
Supervisor of model effects: Derek Meddings
Zoptic special effects: Zoran Perisic
Director of photography: flying unitDenys N. Coop
Travelling matte supervisor: Dennis Bartlett
Matte artist: Doug Ferris
Matte artist and illustrator: Ivor Beddoes
Matte camera operator: Peter Hammond Peter Harman
Matte camera assistant: Keith Holland
Most of SUPERMAN II’ scityscapes were achieved using miniatures that were used as cycloramas and matted backgrounds.
Some of the shots are a collage of real sets, still photos, matte enhancements, miniatures and even a bit of process work. The still photographer was Cervin Robinson.
For the shots of Superman flying on space Derek Meddings used his rotating model planet Earth.
The fortress of solitude behind the crystal is a matte painting
The ceiling of the control room is a matte painting.
The upper and right portion of the frame are paited.During one second the hand of the actor desappeard behind the matte line.
Matte artist Ivor Beddoes working in a glass painting.
The far away view of the street above superman was a matte painting.
The process background behind Zod and Ursa in the street is a mixture of live action and model miniature by Derek Meddings
Derek Meddings and his crew during the filming of the miniature Metropolis street scenes.
Derek Meddings with the barn miniature.