Kaminski for E3?

Discussion in 'Revenge of the Sith (Non-Spoilers)' started by Long_J_B, Apr 30, 2002.

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  1. Long_J_B Jedi Knight

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    Several services around the web posted that Janusz Kamiñski will be director of photogrphy in E3. So. What do you think?
    As for me- I think it is sooo cool. :D I mean he's great. Real profesionalist and fantastisc filmmaker. It will really work for E3.
    Well... hard to belive it, I think. Aspecially that it's not yet confirmed. But what if it IS true..?
  2. EagleIFilms Jedi Grand Master

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    Who is this guy?

    What has he worked on?

    Can you post a link to prove your statement?
  3. NyLonathatep Jedi Knight

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    If id like anyone to be a special "mood-creator" i'd like it to be David Lynch. But its silly !!! Why do you want anyone else for the task of creating and enhancing EpIII, rather than the brilliant people already working on EpII ? Tis a silly thing.
  4. Darth_Darren Jedi Knight

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    I doubt it's true. Simply because EpIII is going to be shot on digital and (if janusz is like any other director of photography that I know) I don't think he'll want to shoot on anything but film.

    It would be cool though.
  5. Long_J_B Jedi Knight

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    Well, Kamiñski is the one that Steven Spielberg worked very often with. He was working on "Schindler's list", "Saving privet Ryan" and several other Spielberg movies. Recently he made "Minority report".
    He also directed his own film: "Lost souls" with Winona Rider.
  6. flyingseal Jedi Master

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    So he is :eek: ... here's is a link that says so!
    Wow that guy is the best director of photography at this moment in my opinion :) if this is true...then all I can say is WOW :D I mean.....WOW :)
  7. flyingseal Jedi Master

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    Yo this is important people :D...the greatest of all is going to do the photography for Episode III !! (or so it seems :p :D )
  8. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    If its true, great.
    I adore the visuals that I've seen from Ep I & II but using one of the best in the business is not something I have a problem with.
  9. flyingseal Jedi Master

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    Can we conclude from that that episode III will have less blue/green screen and more inside and "real" nature shots ???
  10. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    I'd like to believe this, but: a) He may share Spielberg's view on the celluloid vs. digital debate. b) Neither TFN nor StarWars.com have reported on this.
  11. flyingseal Jedi Master

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    Awaiting confirmation then :eek: ... fingers crossed :p
  12. Darth_Darren Jedi Knight

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    IMDB backs it up, and usually they're dead on about information. But, I still can't fully believe this becasue I think he's one of those DP's who would refuse to shoot on DV, he would prefer film.
  13. Darthfunkasourous Force Ghost

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    Um imdb is all fan info dude,not true at all
  14. Adali-Kiri Jedi Master

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    Heh...? This is weird. ?[face_plain]

    This guy is one of my all time favourite DPs, but the real questions are 1)Why would Lucas ditch Tattersall, and 2)Why would a deal have been done with Kaminski a full year before production? That would mean Lucas was over-anxious to work with him, and I'm not sure that I buy that.

    For the digital thing; Don't be too quick to assume he wouldn't go digital. This guy did do Jurassic Park, and he's done plenty of other FX-heavy and digitally enhanced movies. Not so unlikely that he'd want to try digital filming too.

    But...I'm just really confused about this.
  15. Otis_Frampton LFL Artist, Moderator Emeritus

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    This actually makes sense.

    Kaminski on Episode III would go a long way to legitimize digital as a worthy medium to replace film. And come on, we all know it's going to happen eventually. The people in Hollywood (and elsewhere) trying to vilify DV remind me of those who tried to stop "talkies" from taking over films.

    Dinosaurs die out eventually.

    Here's another step Lucas in apparently taking in that regard:

    (from Jedinet.com)

    "George Lucas drops a bomb on theater and cinema owners in the current issue of Wired magazine. Apparently the Wars guru stated that Episode III will only be available for those movie houses that have digital equipment and screens available. Here's a brief quote from ShowBizData which tells all:

    Lucas has said that no theater will be allowed to show Episode III unless it is equipped with digital projectors.

    There you have it. Looks like the push to digital might come sooner than expected for grumpy theater chain monarchs."

    Give em' hell, George.

    -Otis
  16. Jedi_Nailbiter Jedi Master

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    Can you not say E3...this is E3.
  17. hew Force Ghost

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    imdb.com is not reliable. Tattersall will be back for Episode III.
  18. flyingseal Jedi Master

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    Yeah I have to say IMDB has been wrong about a lot of things before...but they must have it from somewhere, I mean they didn't made it up...
  19. Long_J_B Jedi Knight

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    E3... :(

    Oh... Stupid me... :D But what can I do, I can't change it. It just happend and I have to live with it. ;)
  20. hew Force Ghost

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    "I mean they didn't made it up..."

    No, but whoever submitted the info could have. It's not like imdb is known for their dilligent fact-checking.
  21. flyingseal Jedi Master

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    I know :( ... I just hope it's true :)
  22. Long_J_B Jedi Knight

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    Unfortunately, there is a info on www.stopklatka.pl about the interview, for this site, in wich Kamiñski totally denies that speculation. He sais, that he will not make SW, because he has no respect for it, for it is made with digital camera.

    The site is polish.
  23. Jedi knight Pozzi Force Ghost

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    `He sais, that he will not make SW, because he has no respect for it, for it is made with digital camera.'

    Oh the poor lamb.
  24. Vonn Jedi Master

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    I think he is a poor choice for DP of Ep3.

    Look at The Lost World, for example. The mood of that movie just did NOT jive the kind of movie that Spielberg was making. Spielberg was making a monster movie. Kaminski treated it like a horror movie. Didn't work.

    I bet you dollars to doughnuts that imdb is WRONG!
  25. IronParrot Manager Emeritus

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    Kaminski's one of the great cinematographers, but his expertise is solely with the way light works in tandem with film. There would be absolutely no point to hiring him for Episode III, any more than there would be a point to hiring him for an animated film. It's not his medium, not his field.
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