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post #226 of 270
Saw it in RealD 3D, and the cinematography was nothing special to me. I'm going to give it a go in 2d though.
post #227 of 270
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post
Just go see it in Real 3D. Just see it!
I have to travel about 70 miles to Belfast to see it unfortunately.
post #228 of 270
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I don't know what to say? I would go 70 miles to see it! Then 70 miles back!
post #229 of 270
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I don't know what to say? I would go 70 miles to see it! Then 70 miles back!
I'd go by foot if I had too...
post #230 of 270
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Originally Posted by pcf View Post
Sorry for not making it clear- I should have said “This is the first time motion captured characters can act and move convincingly”.
ALL the good and realistic looking scenes of Gollum were 100% hand animated and not motion captured. In Avatar, the realistic and convincing movement of the CG characters is more the result of advanced motion capture technology, meaning that the movement of the actors can be transferred to a computer generated character directly(almost). Although the facial expressions still need a lot of work done by hand, on the whole it is a big step forward. Peter Jackson’s Weta digital is the main force behind both Lord of the Rings and Avatar.
I got some of the above info about Gollum from my colleague, Jason Schleifer, who was the lead animator of the character. If it is wrong I’ll blame him.

Okay, I still wasnt impressed with this defense, since I think much of the body motion was also captured in the LOTR trilogy just as Cameron did it (body suits with little dots capturing the actors movement). But I just watched the "Making of" documentary and now I see what all the fuss is about. The "Virtual Camera" technology Cameron created shows the actor's in REAL TIME as their virtual characters! In other words, as the actors move in their little body suits on the soundstage, the cameraman is watching their VIRTUAL CHARACTERS in real time in the viewfinder. Now that's IMPRESSIVE! Not only that, the virtual landscape is also rendered around them. That's doubley impressive! Next stop, the HOLODECK!
post #231 of 270
I'd not seen a 3-d movie before so in some respects the soft picture gets disorienting. I did enjoy the movie though. Worth the 50/50 mi trip. Now if they could do that to LOTR, you'd have a movie.
post #232 of 270
saw the movie on the weekend - it hept me out of the heat, and kept me thoroughly entertained for 3 hours. initially the 3d glasses were uncomfortable, but i got use to them.
post #233 of 270
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Originally Posted by jjinh View Post
saw the movie on the weekend - it hept me out of the heat, and kept me thoroughly entertained for 3 hours. initially the 3d glasses were uncomfortable, but i got use to them.
My only problem was with the 3D glasses, also. I wear regular glasses, and the second pair over the top was very awkward. If 3D takes off in a big way, I might have to consider getting some prescription lenses polarised.
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Originally Posted by stewtheking View Post
My only problem was with the 3D glasses, also. I wear regular glasses, and the second pair over the top was very awkward. If 3D takes off in a big way, I might have to consider getting some prescription lenses polarised.
This has probably been covered in the first 15+ pages of this thread so please forgive me, but if you still have to wear glasses isn't this just recycled 1950s technology?
post #235 of 270
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post
This has probably been covered in the first 15+ pages of this thread so please forgive me, but if you still have to wear glasses isn't this just recycled 1950s technology?


these are not what you wear nowadays
post #236 of 270
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This has probably been covered in the first 15+ pages of this thread so please forgive me, but if you still have to wear glasses isn't this just recycled 1950s technology?
you can call it 'recycled technology' I call it a huge milestone in cinema entertainment

Its not watching anymore, its experiencing
post #237 of 270
I did not read the whole thread to post this, so don't shoot me. I have problem with their issued glasses. The threater never turn off the lights completely, and created glare over my vision. beacuse those cheap glasses lack anti-glare coating, just like camera lens. I did brought eye glass cleaner to reclean them. I would love to bring my own 3D goggles if I can find one to block lights enter form side that cause glare. The movie is very impressive, and needed to be seen IMAXed in 3D!!
post #238 of 270
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post
I'd not seen a 3-d movie before so in some respects the soft picture gets disorienting. I did enjoy the movie though. Worth the 50/50 mi trip. Now if they could do that to LOTR, you'd have a movie.
That is a given...

First is LOTR bluray this winter.

2 years later the extended versions

then the 3d LOTR bluray of course

then the 3d LOTR extended bluray

Then they will probably release a 4D LOTR later on as well.

Wonder how much money Miramax made on that series already with all their releases
post #239 of 270
amazing story, effects and visual experience
post #240 of 270
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post
Wonder how much money Miramax made on that series already with all their releases
You know it's too bad Fox hasn't made any money on Avatar. Could it be their Heavens' Gate?

I think you nailed the LOTR release schedule btw. Any news, on when the first Star Wars box set will make it to BD?
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