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« on: December 17, 2003, 02:28:24 AM »
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www.skycaptain.com

Holy shit, this movie looks amazing. I know I say that about every fourth trailer I say, but seriously...this is way too cool for school. It looks like a massive sci fi film as directed by Guy Maddin after he watched The Iron Giant a dozen times. This is now my most anticipated summer movie, no question.

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2003, 11:27:45 AM »
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Yeah, I know.  What I found to be fascinating is that this movie is the director's first feature.  

Here's some info I found on how he got the job and his technique:

Director Notes: (2/13/03) Very little is known about Kerry Cornan, except that he (or she?) is 29 years old, and wrote some sort of "incredible software" to go along with the script that impressed producer Aurelio De Laurentiis (Leviathan) enough that he got the wheels rolling to get this project a $60 million dollar budget. What sort of software could it have been... and who exactly is Kerry Conran?

(4/17/03) A few different people have written in to answer at least one of those questions, but I forgot to post it here. Kerry is definitely a "he". The bigger questions remain unanswered.

(5/17/03) Not anymore, they don't. The Los Angeles Times has revealed that Kerry Cornan is a CalArts graduate, and his software is a CGI program that allows him to shoot his entire movie against blue screens, and fill in the backgrounds later with images he's been working on for years, which are mostly already done. What this allows Conran to do, which is what is so revolutionary, is to have an already existing 3-D storyboard of every scene, with stick figures in place where the actors are supposed to be. Now, all he has to do is stick in his cast, and he's basically done, it sounds like.

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2003, 11:31:37 AM »
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Where's the trailor


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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2003, 06:30:44 PM »
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The trailer is cool everybody, don't worry...........
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2003, 06:44:34 PM »
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I still want to see it for free
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2003, 07:04:23 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2003, 07:17:11 PM »
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Ahhh, that was neat but this could easily be very bad.
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2003, 07:22:17 PM »
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It's different enough to garauntee my sev' fi'ty.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2003, 09:16:46 PM »
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without watching the spoilerful trailer/tool-of-the-devil, i just know this will be FRAMETASTIC.
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2003, 09:22:54 PM »
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I love the poster.
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2003, 09:52:21 PM »
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i'm very excited.

name one bad movie so far that featured both the words "Sky" and "Captain" in its title.

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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2003, 11:37:36 PM »
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Very cool. I'm looking forward to this one. I'm also really interested in how it was made (blue screens and 3D CGI).
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2003, 03:13:21 AM »
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It didn't do it for me.
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2003, 09:46:55 PM »
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Quote from: Raikus
Very cool. I'm looking forward to this one. I'm also really interested in how it was made (blue screens and 3D CGI).


IMDb says he wrote a program that allows him to shoot all his actors in front of a blue screen (reportedly they filmed it in seven days) and then fill in the background with what he needs. The info was pretty vague.

I'm sorry, but I hate blue screen and the blue screen in this trailer was really awful. Might be too early to judge, but it looked a LOT like this Star Wars movie my friends tried to do, as far as blue screen quality goes. It seemed to have the dv 'look' and I really hate how dv looks, though it's good at getting small things done. This movie looks pretty bad to me.
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Re: Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2003, 10:47:34 PM »
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www.skycaptain.com

Holy shit, this movie looks amazing. I know I say that about every fourth trailer I say, but seriously...this is way too cool for school. It looks like a massive sci fi film as directed by Guy Maddin after he watched The Iron Giant a dozen times. This is now my most anticipated summer movie, no question.


HOLY SHIT, you're right!  i'd skipped this topic the past few days because i didnt know what the hell it was cause when i first saw ROTK the trailer didnt play.  but today it did  and HOLY SHIT!  this just jumped WAY WAY up on my to do list for next year.  i was blown away by the fucking trailer.  like, i didnt know something this cool existed.
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