29 July 2005

BlueTights Continues To Tease

Hey guys, it's Donnie...This has got to be what crackheads feel like. Don't get me wrong, I love the guys at BlueTights, but would they PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD POST THE DAMN COMICCON REEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good to get that out of my system.

In all reality, I'm sure it's the people at Warners and not the BlueTights guys that are holding up releasing the footage online, although I can't for the life of me think of a good reason why. In the meantime, we get another video diary to hold us over. Think of this as the mozarella sticks before your big fuckin steak. They're tasty, but really you just want the meat.

In Diary 20 we learn all about their previs process. For those that are unaware, previsualization is basically using simple computer images to plot out a scene before you shoot it. It allows the special effects folks to get an early jump on the ball, as well as allowing the director to basically play with different visual ideas before they get on the set with the actors and the fading light and whatnot. It's an incredibly helpful step that has basically revolutionized the filmmaking process. This is how Steven Spielberg was able to complete War Of The Worlds in as short a time as he did without making his effects guys' heads explode.

The manner in which they're doing the previs on Superman is breathtaking. The amount of detail they're putting in, scanning in Brandon's face so the model actually looks like him, the way he maneuvers while flying, it just boggles the mind. I also think it's incredibly smart of them to previs the flying sequences with the motion control rig present so that they can get a better sense of exactly what Brandon will and will not be able to do. This sort of focused, detailed work laid out over a long production schedule is what's going to make this film truly amazing. Conversely, it's the lack of this type of work that's going to sink X3.

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