Live action or CGI?

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Live action or CGI?

Post by LEP » Sat 14th Jul 2007

of course i want CGI
but , how to make people to one meter tall, all fairies are short!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Gravitational Singularity » Sat 14th Jul 2007

Why not do both? Fairies can be done CGI while still having a live action movie.
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Re: Live action or CGI?

Post by MMK » Mon 16th Jul 2007

Special effects will almost certainly be done in CGI. Maybe the fairies will be too. But it sounds as if they're arguing total CGI versus mostly live action, and I'd much prefer the movie to be primarily live action.
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Re: Live action or CGI?

Post by darvit » Mon 16th Jul 2007

MMK wrote:... it sounds as if they're arguing total CGI versus mostly live action, and I'd much prefer the movie to be primarily live action.

Yes, I believe that's what Colfer said. It seems like he isn't pleased with the way things are going. :?

I wonder what the problem is?
Lack of actors/talent? Cost-cutting? A redesigned business model/marketing plan?

I also wish that they would do it in live action, with computer-generated SFX. :(
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Re: Live action or CGI?

Post by PhoenixStarr » Thu 26th Jul 2007

I think the fairies should be live action on the green screen, and they can resize them and then add them into the footage. Then the tech guys would add details such as the fairies' shadows, grass/leves bending and crinkling underfoot, etc.
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Re: Live action or CGI?

Post by Bang Your Drum » Fri 27th Jul 2007

PhoenixStarr wrote:I think the fairies should be live action on the green screen, and they can resize them and then add them into the footage. Then the tech guys would add details such as the fairies' shadows, grass/leves bending and crinkling underfoot, etc.



thats just what ibet their gonna do!!!
i personaly hope its not all CGI, i mean i hope the trolls are like, gaint puppets and the explosions (excluding the boi bomb) will be real, i have a thing for pratical special effects
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Re: Live action or CGI?

Post by 1hollyfan » Tue 31st Jul 2007

well, there will be some computer animaytion one way or the other. but they can still use live action for the fairies. think of hobbits in lord of the rings. i mean, they were real actors, right? i hope the movie will have good special effects and isnt cheesy. sometimes thats too much to ask for.
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Re: Live action or CGI?

Post by _Lenore_ » Tue 31st Jul 2007

What's CGI? Is that the computer-animation thing that they use for Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter and stuff?
If it is, then yes, I hope that they use computer animation if necessary, but I want most of it to be live action, if they can manage that. ^_^
And if they do use computer animation, I really hope they don't make it too fake-looking. People do that sometimes.
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Re: Live action or CGI?

Post by 1hollyfan » Wed 1st Aug 2007

i agree. thats the brob with low budget movies. the storyline may be good but the bad animation ruins it.
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Re: Live action or CGI?

Post by Artylover41697 » Mon 16th Feb 2009

Eventually, they're gonna end up using some CGI... but i agree. They shouldn't over-do it. Some scenes, will take more than others. Liike fighting sequences, and the bio-bomb especially. I'm just glad they're not doing completly animation! :horse:

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