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Great practical effects films I'll always applaud the old school effects, if only for the immense work in just getting one ship to light up. Take this shot. It looks pretty straight forwards, ship in front of background moving around. But due to the nature of film is where things get tricky. To capture this correctly you have to film multiple passes for each different layer of lighting intensity; one for the windows, the running light, the dish and then the ambient and key lighting. But unlike the world of digital it's no simple matter combining this, these were often done in layers, often by overprinting on the same bit of film. The intense lighting used for things like buildings often led to things being combustible on set, such as Blade Runner where the Tyrell building was being re-purposed for something else melted. But inventiveness also works for practical effects as this still from Jedi shows. Yes that is a car being shoved through the set. Some people t

Netflix CreativeMonkeyz Ex Astris Scientia - Bernd Schneider's Star Trek Site Top 50 movie special effects shots CRITERIA FOR THIS LIST:This is not a list of 'iconic' SFX shots, such as the opening shot in Star Wars or the final shot in Back To The Future, etc. There are many fantastic SFX shots in cinema history that are artistically 'awesome' without qualifying here. For the purposes of this list, a shot has to be either a) exceptionally convincing, b) ground-breaking or c) an exemplary execution of an oft-used technique. Only one shot is allowed per film. A note about pagination (why the entries on this list are divided this way) 50: Alien: Resurrection (1997) - Ripley clone matures Jean-Pierre Jeunet's quirky fourth entry to the Alien series boasts many eccentric touches worthy of mention, including an elegant solution for the astronaut who even has to carry his whiskey freeze-dried, as well as the first CGI examples of H.R. 49: Just Imagine (1930) - Descent to New York penthouse 48: The Day After Tomorrow (2004) - Manhattan floods. 47: Saving Private Ryan (1998) - Bullets in the water. Cecil B.

Technology - How to Make Instructables 56 46 25 146 3259 15315 24453 91.3K 3126 4190 108 121.2K 311.3K 652.0K 25686 22703 21912K 26583 291.1K 918.7K 18664 4199 28862 261.2K 411.9K 151.0K 642.2K 501.2K 1073.1K 5314 19823K 11796 761.7K 12800 34689 16503 591.5K 9882 19584 7429 381.3K 31894 381.1K 312.0K 19588 7532 311.3K 26829 21727 271.0K 191.8K 14624 33876 601.1K 321.3K 884.1K 401.7K 20962 The Art of Practical Effects | James River Film Journal As noted by my other entries, I am biased towards natural cinematography shot on motion picture film. If it’s shot through a lens onto celluloid, count me in! Recently, I have been thinking about a list of films with flawless execution of “special” effects. 6. From the opening shot with Watson Pritchard’s disembodied head to Vincent Price puppeteering a skeleton at the climax of the film, this film is full of cleverly executed effects. 5. Victor Sjöström‘s Swedish Silent masterpiece showcases some of the earliest and most refined use of multiple exposure effects. 4. One of the best horror films ever made. 3. A world made up entirely of puppets and real sets and locations. 2. It was nice to see homage paid to Georges Melies work in the book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” 1. Somehow horror won out over charm in this list, but respects had to be paid to John Carpenter and his special effects team. Computers make it so easy to make the creative filmmaking process digital and industrial.

50 Amazing Movie Facts! | 2. Samuel L. Jackson politely requests that anyone who claims not to enjoy watching themselves in movies to please stop lying. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 78% of all musicians-turned-actors are rappers, and of those, 58% are black, and only two are any good. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 19 years ago today, Hollywire's own film critic (me) wasin San Jose being scared out of his 10-year-old wits by the 7.1 Richterscale Bay Area earthquake. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Does The Dog Die? #TubeClash - The Movie There are "wookies" in the movie that look little like the ones in Star Wars, but are more like cute little fuzzballs. One of them is killed by a character by being cut in half, being mistaken for a monster. It however comes back to life as a zombie and appears as such for the rest of the movie and its sequels. So despite being killed, it is undead for most of its on-screen time and still has its consciousness. 10 Cloverfield Lane Two dead pigs, named Frank and Mildred, are seen briefly (they are never shown alive). 13 Cameras A newlywed couple have no idea their grim, lascivious landlord has been spying on them since they moved in. 2 Guns Chickens are buried up to their necks in the ground and their heads are shot off. 2012 The dog (a Japanese Chin) does not die. 21 Up Documentary. 22 Jump Street An octopus, a cockatoo, an iguana, a burro, several pigs and some doves all appear in the film; none are harmed. 25th Hour A dog is severely injured but recovers.

AniDB Origins of character names in Dragon Ball | Dragon Ball AF Fanon Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia Races Saiyan (Saiya-jin) - In Japanese, saiya is formed by rearranging the syllables of the Japanese word yasai which means "vegetable". Tuffle (Tsufuru-jin) - In Japanese, tsufuru is formed by rearranging the syllables of the Japanese word furutsu which means "fruit". Saiyans All full-blooded Saiyans' names are puns on various vegetable names. Vegeta (Bejīta) - The first six letters of "vegetable". Namekians Majins Bibidi - Is a part of a Disney (Cinderella) reference, "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!". Humans Goku (Gokū) - Kakarot's new name, given by Grandpa Gohan. Frieza's clan Frieza (Furīza) - A pun on "freezer". Frieza's henchmen Appule (Apūru) - Named after the fruit "apple". Dodoria's Elite (Dodoria no Seiei) Commander Cado - A pun of "avocado". Ginyu Force (Ginyū Tokusentai) All members of the Ginyu Force are named after dairy products in the Japanese dub. Captain Ginyu (Ginyū Taichō) - A pun on the Japanese word gyunyu which means "milk". Cooler's henchmen Garlic Jr.' Garlic Jr.' Garlic Jr.

Facebook Bans Holocaust Film for Violating Race Policy In early September, director Joshua Newton was working on the rollout of his Holocaust movie Beautiful Blue Eyes when he received a troubling email. Peter Ruppert, a digital media buyer for the film’s distributor, MovieFarm, informed Newton that Facebook had banned the filmmakers from promoting or advertising the recently finished 2009 thriller, which marks Roy Scheider’s final performance, on its platforms. The social media giant said the film’s title, which refers to the eye color of a child who perished at the hands of the Nazis and invokes a key scene in the movie, violated its policy against content that “includes direct or indirect assertions or implications about a person’s race,” among other personal attributes. Newton, the son of two Holocaust survivors who based his film on his late father’s experiences, was disgusted. The filmmakers appealed, and Facebook upheld the ban in a brief message to Ruppert obtained by Rolling Stone.

Alan Moore: Watchmen HBO Adaptation Was Embarrassing “Watchmen” creator Alan Moore has spoken out again on the HBO adaptation of his 1980s graphic novel series. Moore told GQ that, in a letter to him ahead of the production, the series creator admitted to “destroying” the original comic to bring it onscreen for the second time, following the 2009 Zack Synder film. Damon Lindelof was the showrunner for the HBO series. Moore said he received “a frank letter from the showrunner of the ‘Watchmen’ television adaptation, which I hadn’t heard was a thing at that point. Related Moore continued, “I explained that I had disowned the work in question, and partly that was because the film industry and the comics industry seemed to have created things that had nothing to do with my work, but which would be associated with it in the public mind. Moore admitted that he “would be the last person to want to sit through any adaptations of my work.” “From what I’ve heard of them, it would be enormously punishing,” Moore said.

Star Trek Brings Back A Classic Starfleet Admiral Trope Warning: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Lower Decks' Season 3 Finale - "The Stars At Night"The finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3 revisited a classic, and infamous, Starfleet Admiral trope: Vice Admiral Les Buenamigo (Carlos Alazraqui) was evil all along. In Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3's finale, Admiral Buenamigo tried to force the decommissioning of the California-class starships and replace them with his creation, the Texas-class starships, which are fully operated by artificial intelligence. However, Ensign Samanthan Rutherford (Eugene Cordero) and Captain Carol Freeman (Dawnn Lewis) of the USS Cerritos foiled Buenamigo's scheme, and the corrupt Admiral was killed by his own USS Aledo when the robot ship went rogue and attacked Starfleet. Perhaps Captain Freeman should have guessed Admiral Buenamigo's was evil because Starfleet has a long history of flag officers who turn violently insane. Related: Everything We Know About Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 4