- 10 Cloverfield Lane. The sequal to Cloverfield
That trailer really reminds me of a film where a group of people (dozen or so, maybe more) were trapped in a basement type affair with a stairs up to a locked door…think maybe there’d been a ICBM or Nuclear attack above-ground…can’t remember the name of it…The Hole or something?
EDIT: No, not The Hole
*Goes off to rummage around IMDb…*
EDIT (squared): The Divide. It was shite. 🙂Posted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
You’ve got Easy Rider to thank for lens flare, apparently. Always avoided before that – spoiled shots on account of dirty lenses.
Shooting on a budget and inexperienced, they didn’t clean their lenses properly, and the shots came out with loads of lens flare. No budget to reshoot, they’d thought they’d effed the whole thing up but had to go with what they had. Turns out that people thought it added a certain… I don’t know what, and it ended up being emulated deliberately for effect in films after that.
from memory of a doc seen 5-10 years ago, possibly mostly not true.Posted 3 years ago
Yeah, no, seriously.
Totally engrossing, only for one moment was I slightly out of suspense.
Winstead and Goodman hit it out of the park, their characterizations are excellent and watchable and it’s scripted and cut perfectly around them. I really liked the visual styling it’s got some nice tight focus shots and a well handled camera overall. Put it this way: I stopped noticing the inevitable dribble on the cinema’s screen after just a second.
Watching the events unfold is more than enough as you are drawn into them so naturally, and shocked enough early-on to have your real-world rationality somewhat perturbed. It also does it without resorting to repetitive gore which was impressive [though there is gore indeed, where justified].
There’s other things in the plot and VFX which are really nice and I thought the “Cloverfield” connections were fine too.
-ve: Eeer I guess it’s a fairly preposterous story. But I think it at least really uses that story well.
8/10 – Stonking. See on a big screen if possiblePosted 3 years agoIainAhhMember
You are right bainbrge I worked in film VFX around that time and used Lightwave. There wasn’t a huge amount of control over the lens flare as it was a new feature. It was used a lot in Babylon 5. They would have been using beta unreleased versions of the software as we were.
“LightWave was the first professional 3D package to incorporate lens flares into its arsenal. Simply put, a lens flare is an artifact that appears in the lens elements of a camera when you aim it toward a source of light. It is by all definitions a defect—a limitation of the camera lens. However, by imitating this defect, you can add the realism of using an actual camera to LightWave animations.”
Below are a couple of Lightwave scenes from about 1997.
These have been composited in 2d, the lens flare in the second one is a real camera shot element added on top of the CGI. God almost 20 years ago.
Posted 3 years ago
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