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Posted 16 November 2009 - 02:51 PM
I saw this today !! well what to say ? FX brilliant ! but what a pile of rubbish ! and dont mean LA falling into the Pacific ! Waste of huge amount of money !!
Dont get me started on the 270/360 degree shutter angle he used:-(
Posted 17 November 2009 - 06:31 AM
True, but some of the green screen in the movie is the worst I've ever seen.
FX brilliant !
Was this shot on Genesis? I assume it was.
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I recall, also, being pretty blown away by (at least) the FXs in The Fountain, because from what I recall they were mostly done optically and took the time to get it right.
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:10 PM
! just wonder who he is sleeping with ?
and can he find someone else?
My favorite Onion headline: "Mayan Calendar Predicts Catastrophic Movie about The Year 2012"
Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:04 PM
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 17 November 2009 - 10:05 PM.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:58 AM
Yes we have got much to used to CGI and the magic has gone !! Stop motion and large scale model work still rule as far as i am concerned !!
It's funny you should say that John.
Not so long ago, I was having a similar conversation with a couple of mates of mine about Avatar. Neither work in the film business but both are photographers.
I was basically saying how I couldn't believe that they didn't resort to good old traditional methods with todays technology. I mean, the technology of today was all that was missing from those films in 70's and 80's, right?!
And as far as I know Avatar is actually quite an interesting story, so I found it to be a real shame.
They're argument was that the whole CGI created a different realism/world. A good point but I couldn't remove myself over the fact that when I watch a film I want it to have some inconspicuous fantasy but with a firm, solid foundation that relates to our everyday life. That for me is where the magic is! You grab something, run with it but you keep the interest by making our world a direct relation to whatever is being depicted.
That is what Star Wars, Buck Rogers, Battlestar Galactica, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek etc....did.
I feel like I've deviated a bit over the heading of this post but in the same breath I also think it relates to 2012.
IMO where it is going wrong is that CGI is the MAIN ingredient in too many films......but then again who am I to say that these studios are making the wrong choices!
Edited by Serge Teulon, 18 November 2009 - 11:59 AM.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 02:39 PM
As far as i know main/2nd unit was all genesis. thought it looked horrible regardless of what format was used. horrible motion blur, clippy highlights and plastic pink skintones. thought the fx varied greatly from truly superb to poor - loved the sequence where the first small plane escapes california. I enjoyed Day after 2moro sooooo much more then this.
never liked the look of the genesis. check out the Bank Job for lousy skin tones. 265 million dollar budget!! Is this the most expensive film ever made? one has to ask; why?