If you're up right now
Posted 16 December 2009 - 12:42 AM
Posted 16 December 2009 - 01:35 AM
Posted 16 December 2009 - 03:00 AM
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 16 December 2009 - 03:02 AM.
Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:30 AM
anybody to see it in time, sort of the Cinematography.com hotline. I really liked the segment showing the matte shots and
the way the before and after views were shown. The Jack Cosgrove part was really good too.
I couldn't stay up for all of it but what I saw was all interesting. Oh, the section on the big setpiece showing the Confederate casualties
showed how some of the extras operated mechanical dummies next to them to make them move as if they were wounded. Once they
showed that and then showed part of the shot from the film, I noticed how a lot of the soldiers had the exact same arm movements
which I would never have noticed otherwise. Plus, did you see that slate that they were using in the screen tests? It went by fast but
there was some sort of opening, perpendicular to the sticks, that had some kind of vertical marker lock into it when the sticks closed.
It was old-fashioned but pretty cool.
Seeing all those big old Hollywood lights in the actual behind the scenes footage and on the interview sets was fun too.
Posted 17 December 2009 - 12:44 AM
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 17 December 2009 - 12:45 AM.