Ghost Rider...can you believe this?

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  1. Anthony_H

    Anthony_H Stunt Coordinator

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    Browsing through Cinescape today, I found this article..

    insane article

    What the F$%$? What is wrong with the mind of FX people in Hollywood? If ever there was a positive, potentially perfect use of CGI..it would be this effect. They overuse it immensely in regards to effects that, IMO, it shouldn't be used for and dont use it for situations where its use would be perfect. Subtle ...subtle
     
  2. Edwin-S

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    That article doesn't prove that red hair is going to replace flames. It notes repeatedly that the make-up is trial makeup. The red hair could be nothing more than a way to physically conceptualize how the flames might be placed on the skull.
     
  3. Seth Paxton

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    I'm with Edwin on this one. That looks like the partial FX, a visualization to be either replaced or seriously supplemented by CGI.

    It also might represent some stunt makeup or long camera shots.

    Keep in mind the reaction people were having to the Nightcrawler makeup photo that came out about 3-4 months ago, and then how it actually looks in the X2 trailers.
     
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    Yeah...and its a test makeup...test makeup looks like crapola!
     
  5. Kevin M

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    Hang on a second, I swear I saw that mask in a catalog for purchase over a year ago. I think this is a joke.
     
  6. Phil Florian

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    I agree, this looks like a red herring. Gwar makes better costume effects.


    Phil
     
  7. Dan Shogren

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    My Eyes! They Burn! That had best be some cheap rubber haloween mask. I mean come on! The most memorable aspect of Ghost Rider was his flaming head, not some stupid locks of red hair. And even if they are using a mask for the ghost rider, that is a pretty lame idea because they should be able to create a much more realistic looking skull on the computer.
     
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    Old thread, new picture:
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    Big picture here.

    Looking good!
     
  9. Shawn_KE

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    Damn Kewl.
     
  10. JonZ

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    The Bike looks great. I never thought this film would be made.
     
  11. Seth Paxton

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    Cage has been down lately (good in Matchstick Men though), but I think he could fit this character well. He can play tough, he can play moody. He might be older for it, but that won't bother me.

    I found that bike photo on my own and came to post it, but you had already done it a few days ago. Looks really solid, if they can capture that look on film with a guy riding the thing looking like Ghost Rider with a flaming head...super cool.
     
  12. Greg_C_T

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    Badass.

    I hope they do this one up right. I've been looking forward to a Ghost Rider movie since the early 90's.

    Maybe it'll finally be time to unload my old GR comic run... [​IMG]
     
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    I've never read the books, but this film sounds damn cool!

    So is the test make-up confirmed? It looks AWESOME[​IMG]
     
  14. JonZ

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    I saw that mask, that same exact picture on a AICN Ghost Rider scoop about 2 years ago.
     
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    Did you see the date of the post?
     
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    "So big, in fact, that the actor sports a tattoo of the Ghost Rider's flaming skull on his arm. Makeup artists had to cover it for the film. Says Johnson: "The irony is we had to remove Nic's Ghost Rider so he could play Ghost Rider."

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    Hehe, he does look a little funny in that hairpiece.
     

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