Thursday, April 27, 2006

Car Launch Shot

They were spinning the taurus in the air again today with a huge crane parked on E. 12th Street. The film truck and motorcycle were closely following the armored truck as it passed by the spinning car. The film cameras were mounted on a boom extended from the truck and actually passed underneath the spinning car. This whole scene will probably be on screen for less than 3 seconds. These are quick action sequence shots.

The stunt actor for Spider-Man came out for about 5 minutes to block out the scene. They often will bring out a stand-in of similar size to the real actor in order to get the cameras focused. This also also the director and director of photography to compose the frame. In the case of the Spider-Man movies, it may be helpful to get a placement and lighting (shading) reference for the movie's digital effects crew as they add the digital characters to the scene. The first two movies had lots of fully digital 3-D animations of the Spider-Man character. I hope they get the digital visual effects looking better for this film. I thought the Lord of the Rings / Narnia digital FX by Weta were far superior to the Spider-Man films. Even the ILM effects in the Star Wars movies was not as good as the LOTR stuff. Peter Jackson seems to be setting the bar.

1 comment:

El Dr. Pimienta said...

He, you can see sandman in the last shot