Sunday, July 05, 2009
Only in the lower 48
Bill Cunningham points to a discussion over here about "lo-fi sci-fi". This would be movies like Primer or these Neill Blomkamp shorts:
There's movies like Infest Wisely (I haven't watched it yet but it seems like a good idea.)
Although ideologically I favor such pictures, not one of these has actually made any money.
This tutorial on building a 3D room in AfterEffects has inspired me as far as making a "comic book movie". My feeling now is that we do virtually everything in AfterEffects: with all the prep of images in Photoshop. That's actually kinda exciting.
I do really wish I could get an effect which makes the live-action footage look like drawings or paintings. So far none of the tests I've done has created what I really want. We can certainly make the visual effects look like cartoons, why can't we do that with the live action? Maybe we just go to super super super-duper high contrast?