Kewl animation vs not-kewl animation? haz thoughts?

MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,234
edited December 1969 in The Commons

is the matrix freeze frame camera surround still kewl or is it like 'not that old special effect'?

is slow motion kewl these days?

incorporating live actors with cgi isn't the same as an all cgi movie.

do you deliberately distort reality for special effect, or, would it just make the audience nauseous?

haz thoughts?

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  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,234
    edited December 1969

    do Mike and Vickie have SAG cards? :)

  • Herald of FireHerald of Fire Posts: 3,375
    edited December 1969

    I'm not as convinced it's the slow-motion which was impressive in things like the Matrix as much as what was happening during the scenes it was used. If, like the Matrix, it's used to give the impression that the people involved are moving at incredible speeds, or perform unbelievable feats then that's cool. If it's watching some guy do a slow motion high kick into an overlord's snout, that's also cool. If it's watching someone eat their breakfast in slow motion... well, that's kinda dull :D

    I think it's a case of using things in the right proportions. Distortions for attacks, for example can give the impression that it's more powerful, but if you use it too much then it just feels out of place and awkward. Strong cinematography is hard to master. There's a reason good directors are paid the big bucks :)

  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,234
    edited August 2013

    big bucks, lol. i started paying attention to the Director's names after watching Marvel Avengers and Thor. Drastic difference between Joss Whedon and Kenneth Branagh.


    Cinematography is an interesting topic to study. search foo ...

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  • JaguarEllaJaguarElla Posts: 10,392
    edited December 1969

    blah just do what I do in all my videos lately
    have them break into Gangnam style

  • Herald of FireHerald of Fire Posts: 3,375
    edited December 1969

    blah just do what I do in all my videos lately
    have them break into Gangnam style
    I actually have a video of Vicky 5 doing the gangnam style dance which I made to do a thorough testing of dynamic cloth in Daz Studio.

    ...went overboard on quality though, so it took forever to render :D

  • ZenrelZenrel Posts: 223
    edited December 1969

    blah just do what I do in all my videos lately
    have them break into Gangnam style
    I actually have a video of Vicky 5 doing the gangnam style dance which I made to do a thorough testing of dynamic cloth in Daz Studio.

    ...went overboard on quality though, so it took forever to render :D

    I want to see this xD

  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,234
    edited August 2013

    thoughts about the opening scenes for scifi fantasy movies?

    Star Wars had the scrolling exposition text.
    Dune opened with narration. LOTR also. Eragon.
    Starship Troopers jumped ahead to battle scene, then went flashback to explain it.
    Lexx started with a 2,000 year flashback.
    Star Trek - stardate and Capt's Log entry
    Harry Potter started with Dumbledor using magic to put out the streetlamps, Hagrid on a flying motorbike
    don't know, yet, how Dr.Who or Game Thrones explained
    Fifth Element - flashback

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  • JaguarEllaJaguarElla Posts: 10,392
    edited August 2013

    and girl 6 had saggy boob dance

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  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,234
    edited December 1969

    Dr Who dvd came today. i'm starting at season 5. now i'll see what it's all about. :lol:

  • ElspathElspath Posts: 79
    edited December 1969

    Wendy that is flippin' great! I giggle snorted.

  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,234
    edited December 1969

    what do you think about movies that start by showing the bad guys first?

  • SGCBearcubSGCBearcub Posts: 223
    edited December 1969

    what do you think about movies that start by showing the bad guys first?

    That's a tough one. In Hellboy: the Golden Army I actually liked Prince Nuada as the hero more than Hellboy but i don't know if it was because of how it opened or not. The shadow-fight scene was fantastic.

  • MistyMistMistyMist Posts: 15,234
    edited December 1969

    how about - sympathetic bad guy vs bad guy it's all out okay to hate?

    game of thrones has some hate worthy bad guys.

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