Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Douglas Trumbull & Miniatures Vs CG

A lot of movies made a few years ago don't look good today. They would never pass muster. But movies I've worked on using miniatures look good and don't age. If I did Blade Runner 2 today, I would use miniatures, even though I would use digital compositing and other digital effects far superior to optical printing.

Here is a two part interview at Creative Cow  where Trumbull discuss what keeps him busy these days. I quite well agree with his above statement and I believe above miniature in Blade Runner is one of the best sci-fi spectacle I have seen in films to date.

I truly hope and wish Trumbull will shift direction of VFX industry once again in near future. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Classic multi plane matte shot

I came across another great post at Matte Shot - a tribute to Golden Era special fx and this photograph really made my day so I thought it would be worth putting here as reminder for myself.

This is kind of shot I do on day to day basis and it's great feeling to see people were doing this techniques of 2.5d or camera projection decades before computers were introduced to visual effects.

link to the blog post