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#1 Richard Boddington

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:51 PM

Well, here we go again, this time South Africa!

 

I fly Friday night for South Africa and begin a two month shoot on the African veld working with lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, hyena, snakes, crocodiles, warthogs, and of course kids and dogs.

 

South Africa is an amazing place to film and has so much to offer.  I was there last June for the location scout and it was amazing.  Southern Africa is spectacular, and I hope to capture much of this on film for my African survival "epic" motion picture.  :D

 

Here's me with the bull elephant that will be in the movie and feeding the giraffe that will also appear in the movie.

 

Lot's more to come....

 

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:47 PM

Sounds exciting!


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#3 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 02:01 AM

Congrats, Richard!  Best of luck!


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:10 AM

Looking great Richard! Are you having the same kids come back for the sequel? I thought they did a good job in the first one.

Really hope you are going to include the pilot again. He was a great actor and came across well in the first movie. He gets my vote!

 

I'm glad there will be lots of real animals! More animals and less stock footage and bad cgi.

Come on Richard! I know it's hard with sequels but lets see you make this new movie even better than the last one! :)

I have my fingers crossed for you!

 

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#5 Miguel Angel

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:44 AM

Congratulations!

You could even cast our last King, Juan Carlos I of Spain, he spent a lot of his holidays killing elephants in South Africa (and we criticise him because of that, among other things)

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Have a lovely Paddy's day!
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:50 AM

Congratulations!

You could even cast our last King, Juan Carlos I of Spain, he spent a lot of his holidays killing elephants in South Africa (and we criticise him because of that, among other things)

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Have a lovely Paddy's day!

 

Chinook and the kids save the elephants from the evil dictator!

That could work maybe! :)

 

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#7 Richard Boddington

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 05:01 PM

Looking great Richard! Are you having the same kids come back for the sequel? I thought they did a good job in the first one.

Really hope you are going to include the pilot again. He was a great actor and came across well in the first movie. He gets my vote!

 

I'm glad there will be lots of real animals! More animals and less stock footage and bad cgi.

Come on Richard! I know it's hard with sequels but lets see you make this new movie even better than the last one! :)

I have my fingers crossed for you!

 

Freya

 

No, all new cast.  I didn't see any stock footage or bad CGI in the last movie?

 

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#8 Miguel Angel

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 05:35 PM

Freya, 

 

I would totally watch that! 

 

:)

Have a good day. 


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:18 AM

 

No, all new cast.  I didn't see any stock footage or bad CGI in the last movie?

 

R,

 

Didn't think the cgi fire worked that well when the plane was going down and the interior windows of the plane didn't work that well either.

(Think I've mentioned this before!)

These things stood out as the movie mostly looked really good and consistent especially with the real animals where people might cop out and cgi it!

 

That shot of the helicopter is surely stock footage isn't it? It looks nice but it stands out quite a lot compared to the Alexa footage.

 

Sad to hear the pilot won't be in it this time. He did a fantastic job in your last movie.

 

So the new movie doesn't even feature Chinook?

 

Freya


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#10 Richard Boddington

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 09:24 AM

 

Didn't think the cgi fire worked that well when the plane was going down and the interior windows of the plane didn't work that well either.

(Think I've mentioned this before!)

These things stood out as the movie mostly looked really good and consistent especially with the real animals where people might cop out and cgi it!

 

That shot of the helicopter is surely stock footage isn't it? It looks nice but it stands out quite a lot compared to the Alexa footage.

 

Sad to hear the pilot won't be in it this time. He did a fantastic job in your last movie.

 

So the new movie doesn't even feature Chinook?

 

Freya

 

Yes, Chinook survived the sequel script writing process.  This time he's trying to save two new kids.  :blink:

 

R,


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:15 PM

Sounds pretty interesting! Have a great time shooting. 

Cheers,

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#12 Richard Boddington

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 11:51 AM

Today's pic from the set.

 

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#13 Richard Boddington

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:30 PM

And so it begins.

 

 

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:38 PM

Very good!!! 

 

I'm sure the kids are enjoying it even more than you! ;) 

 

Have a great shoot! 


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#15 Richard Boddington

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 03:05 AM

I'm sure the kids are enjoying it even more than you! ;)

 

That would be the understatement of the year, yes.  :D

 

R,


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#16 Richard Boddington

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 04:02 PM

Wherever there's a spectacular scene in South Africa I want the camera there.  And this crew can do it!

 

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#17 Richard Boddington

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 04:42 AM

Some nice stills from the last two shooting days.

 

R,

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#18 Miguel Angel

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:16 AM

Very nice! 

 

Lovely landscape and I am sure you are getting really warm over there ha! 

 

:) 

 

Have a good day.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 07:21 AM

It's cooling off now as we head into Winter, the seasons are inverse here in the Southern hemisphere.

 

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 07:38 AM

I remember being in South Africa at the beginning of April for a very long commercial back in times and by Spanish standards (very hot summers and very cold and dry winters) we had the perfect weather :) 

Looking forward to watching the first teaser trailer as soon as you finish the movie and create one! :) 

 

Have a good time over there!


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