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#321 of 1887 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted September 24 2013 - 11:14 AM

Anyone know if this is for real?

 

Lucasfilm shows off the future of filmmaking? Scenes get rendered out in real time, removing the need for post-production

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=jbyH3lhd17I


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Posted September 24 2013 - 12:14 PM

It's gotta be real but I think the question is what is that technology for? It looks like a video game to me. Or maybe they'll use it on the upcoming Rebels animated series. Even if LFL or Disney has developed it for feature film use, I can't believe that J.J. Abrams- who still shoots on 35mm film- has any interest in using it for Episode VII.


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#323 of 1887 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted September 24 2013 - 01:48 PM

Oh, that couldn't have been for a feature film. Looks like a game to me. Still, interesting technology, and likely to lead to more CGI in the future, not less. (FWIW, Abrams has said he'd like to err on the side of special effects used in the OT.)



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Posted September 24 2013 - 02:26 PM

Here's an article about it:

 

http://www.theinquir...duction-process



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Posted September 24 2013 - 06:06 PM

One more step towards Looker.  Shouldn't be too much longer once they learn to render with realistic textures instead of the still too smooth too shiny looking ones.



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Posted September 24 2013 - 08:59 PM

So they're basically doing what Machinima makers have been doing for years?



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Posted October 08 2013 - 07:51 AM

 

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#328 of 1887 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted October 24 2013 - 12:24 PM

This says JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan are writing the script now. Official: 

 

http://starwars.com/...-star-wars.html

 

The assumption is that Michael Arndt has left the project:

 

http://www.starwarsu...ow-writing.html

 

The official site says shooting will begin in spring 2014 for release in 2015. 

 

As the latest Rinzler book has taught me: Shooting for Return of the Jedi started early in 1982 for a May 1983 release.



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Posted October 24 2013 - 01:24 PM

Worse than I thought. This says Abrams & Kasdan will be writing the script from square one, meaning a different film with different characters from what Arndt was doing. That's kinda what I was afraid of.

http://www.huffingto..._n_4158684.html

I don't like Abrams involvement in every aspect of the movie. That says to me he'll be involved in VIII and IX too.

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Posted October 24 2013 - 01:29 PM

Let's keep in mind that the sole source of information saying that they've tossed the script is a nameless source cited by a jealous bitch on a movie nerd website.


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Posted October 24 2013 - 01:31 PM

Yeah this is not good. Abrams is not good with story telling. He should only direct.

 

I actually hope that the problems force him to leave the project.


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Posted October 24 2013 - 01:34 PM

Yeah this is not good. Abrams is not good with story telling. He should only direct.

And he's co-writing with the guy who wrote Raiders Of The Lost Ark. I think it will be OK.


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Posted October 24 2013 - 01:35 PM

JJ is here to stay. And according to Deadline, they are now stepping in to build on Arndt's script according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

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Posted October 25 2013 - 12:11 AM

Rumors schumors, wake me when we actually get a photo of Mark Hamill in his jedi outfit, or something else tangible. ;)



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Posted October 31 2013 - 11:57 AM

Disney is firm on a 2015 release for Episode VII:

 

http://www.hollywood...i-disney-651482

 

 

Some sources say Abrams has become autocratic in recent months, wresting some casting control from Kennedy. But others disputed that notion, saying Abrams and Kennedy both have been involved in casting sessions. Unlike Kennedy, Abrams is said to be more in sync with Iger's desire to meet the 2015 release target -- which allows zero margin for error -- at all costs.

Although the 2015 schedule already is full of tentpoles including Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Warner Bros.' Superman-Batman mashup and Lionsgate's final Hunger Games, Iger has crafted a Star Wars game plan that hinges on Episode VII hitting the big screen that summer. The studio is expected to roll out EpisodeVIIVIII and IX over a six-year period, with at least two spinoffs -- penned by a team including Kasdan and Simon Kinberg -- interspersed between.

 

 

I'm kinda glad Disney is being this firm. Abrams delayed both Star Trek (2009) and Into Darkness (2013). Although the article says he's more in sync with Disney's '15 plan than Kennedy, I find that hard to swallow. Sounds like the production is taking a toll on those involved. I've been reading Rinzler's Making of Return of the Jedi book and about how that production of a highly anticipated film did the same to its director and crew.



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Posted October 31 2013 - 11:57 AM

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Posted October 31 2013 - 12:19 PM

I like this quote from the article.

Still, another project insider dismisses talk of problems and what the writer shuffle means for what is perhaps Hollywood's most valued franchise. "It's nothing out of the ordinary," says the insider. "Almost every big movie changes writers at some point. There's no drama here."


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Posted October 31 2013 - 12:35 PM

I'm kinda glad Disney is being this firm.

Me too. Sometimes pressure and time constraints are good. Just dive in and do the best you can with the time you have. That being said, I have a feeling that they're going to get a point where Disney will have a choice between putting a movie out that still has animatics, storyboards, green screens and unfinished effects or waiting until the effects work is finished to release it.


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Posted October 31 2013 - 02:26 PM

I just hope the production doesn't get so rushed that we get an Alien 3 situation.


"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted October 31 2013 - 03:02 PM

I liked Alien 3!


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