Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Lee_, Nov 18, 2012.
I am watching it now I watched I to VI its just midnight here now....hello tuesday.....work in 6hrs
You in NZ Saurion?
The mainland....LOL Sydney. I was in NZ last week.
More sets and less green screen. Less CGI characters and more makeup FX. Old school.
Woo! Fellow Aussies.....i think!
Woo! Fellow Aussies.....i think![/quote] I might be moving over like every other Kiwi
Yep us Aussies are a bit SW crazy.
Could be Filmed in Aus or NZ our Film industries are booming
Kiwi Aussie, it matters not. Glad to meet ya!
well, they did film the prequels out here, so its not that much of a stretch,
Same here guys...nice to meet both of ya
No chance of it happening in Australia this time round, our dollar is worth US$1.05, although NZ might be in with a shout?
Our PM just flew over to meet with studio heads last month. the tax breaks here are crazy for film.
james cameron has moved here to live
The best example imo is Prometheus. The movie looks amazing, and if you've seen "the making of" documentary, you know they used a LOT of practical effects and less CG than most sci-fi movies today. If they go this way with ep7, I am sure it will be incredible.
Less CGI for sure. Some real sets please.
Agreed. It looked so perfectly futuristic. I hope they mix it up like that in Episode 7, and do that good of a job.
Nothing but the best.
Nothing that takes away or overshadows the storyline
More practical elements for sure. Big sets and less blue/green screen, as everyone has already said. The screen should be a tool, not a set replacement. It would also be nice if they used light up props for the lightsabers, so that they actually cast light, rather than adding light-casting later, as they did for RotS. This would also work best on a complete set.
They didn't do that for the OT. They reflected light but not emit it.
CGI can be brilliant, but sometimes ILM's stuff can look a bit cheap. They really need to work on that.
Take some pages out of WETA's book, Gollum looked amazing and made Yoda look like crap. Puppet Yoda looked far more real.
I think the only thing I'd like to see a bit more of is real world settings for things like outdoor battles (like Hoth, Endor, etc.). Other than that, I don't think people realize how many models and practical effects were used in the prequels. Check out the Star Wars Chronicles: Prequel Book and see for yourself how much was not computer generated. I think the prequel that came closest to this looking back was The Phantom Menace by doing things like using the palace in Italy as a stand-in for the Queens palace on Naboo, and of course going back to Tunisia. And aside from a few glaring examples, I was never really bothered by the green scene sets in the prequels. You have to remember that whether it was a matte painting back in the day or a digital one now, a lot of work goes into creating those backgrounds and mostly just the foreground elements were built. The way some people talk you'd think that they actually went to a gas giant planet back in 1979 to film the Cloud City scenes.
The key word here is balance. There are times when digital effects combine with practical ones that create a truly magical look. To this day, I think Jurassic Park was the one to do it the best. Think of how they combined an animatronic T-Rex for closeup shots with the CG version for things like when it was running. It was executed near flawlessly and really kept the effect believable.
The difficulty is acting when there is nothing there, that is a big problem with the PT.
With a show like Dr Who you had enemies such as Daleks who were really on set and spoke in the actual voices and moved around, much easier to act with something like that interacting with you. Trying to react to a tennis ball on a stick is much harder. Difficult to be afraid of a creature if the creature is invisible and you don't know what it looks like.
At least in JP Sam Neill actually had a T-Rex breathing in his face and the kids could see it peering into the car.
Puppet Yoda couldn't fight. Besides, everyone wanted the puppet in TPM to be replaced by the digital Yoda.