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  1. My copy arrives from Amazon.fr tomorrow but I have already downloaded a rip from the web :-( It was available, and very good quality as well within a week of the Blu Ray being released! I hope to show this Blu Ray at the Z-Axis club monthly meeting in London on the 13th of July. Tom, tell me what I should cut out os the opening scen and I'll make a directors cut for the showing!! Geoff
  2. I thought that you'd all like to know that with the help of Tim, Tom, Kelly & Sony we are now showing DC in 3D at the CSC 3D workshops in Toronto early next month. At the moment the showings are only for people attending the 3D workshops but I believe that there has been so much interest that the organisers are trying to get permission for a more open showing.
  3. Thanks :-) It meant that I would use a slightly more dominant foreground light than I would in 2D. It seemed to be the way to focus attention where you wanted it rather than use selective focus as you probably would in 2D.
  4. Adopt heavy brit accent.... Good God man! I'm British! Seriously that colour change was done in post Geoff
  5. I've given up waiting for Amazon and have downloaded a full DVD from the web :-( I had to watch it, it's been so long since I shot it and almost as long since I saw Toms first cut. Whilst I do have some issues with the grading and the green screen work, i.e. the same set-up works in some shots and not in others??, I can only say that Tom has done a great job of cutting which only adds to the initial terrific direction :-) I do miss the wolves, probably because I've told the story of me growling at them to try and get a reaction and instead of them attacking me they ran away! But overall I think it's a great job, well done Tom. Geoff www.gboyle.co.uk
  6. Not a lot really, I obviously went for a dramatic look! I gues that as it develops I think that we'll probably use a slight lighting emphasis on the main point of interest as we probably won't use selective focus as much as we do in 2D. My personal feeling is that 3D works best with wide lenses and lots of depth of field and that we then move in to close ups rather than change to tighter lenses.
  7. Now that would be cool :-) Book me now! Geoff www.gboyle.co.uk
  8. Yeah, It's strange, in Europe we don't really think about the different zones, all machines are hacked to run all regions. It's only when I need to send a DVD to a US contact that I need to think about regions. Geoff www.gboyle.co.uk
  9. Toms choice totally. We did a lot of colour tests to see which one would work best. Geoff www.gboyle.co.uk
  10. I'd love to work with the guys again, and don't forget Dave, a vital part of the look. I still haven't seen the finished film, Amazon have posted it but I'm in the UK so it'll take a few days :-) Geoff www.gboyle.co.uk
  11. Hmm, Depends on whether all the people with pencils make them ink or not :-) I'd love to be there. Oh and I have a full SG grading suite at home now, stereo capable............. Geoff
  12. There are developments in 3D that will make it viable in the home very soon. I hope that we'll see some of them at IBC in a week or so's time. I know that one of the developers of viewing systems is looking for material to showcase their system and I've given them Tom & Patrick's contact details. Here's hoping! I love the web site. Geoff
  13. Hell! forget film prints, they are the way of the dinosaur. This needs, and will only work in a 3D digital release. No 3D films are released any other way now, what are they wasting money on film prints for? Geoff
  14. It's depressing, I worked for years in commercials and music videos. I expected the tasteless suits but managed to get around them. My transition to movies has been a nightmare, the studio politics make the commercials world look like pussy-cats. I really feel for Tom, he had a very clear vision, clearer than any other director I have worked with, he communicated that vision well. He deserves better. geoff
  15. I read DVD only and in 2D :-( 3rd September DVD release. Hmm, I could have sworn that when we shot it it was meant to go almost monochrome after the accident.......
  16. No matte painting needed muthafucka! - TB I love seeing these comparisons, this is the second film I've done with Dave and last time we shot the boards as well :-) Geoff
  17. Now THIS looks like a fucking Connie Hall shot from The Outer Limits! Bloody Hell! Take it easy guys. Connie was God. I have a feeling that most of these stills were taken from what was supposed to be a private webpage........ Geoff
  18. Here's an email I sent to ********* (I'd like to work again) immediately after seeing MC:- I’ve waited a few days before posting this because I wanted time to think about it. I was very fortunate to attend a showing of MC at VUE in Leicester Sq on Saturday, fortunate because I’m filming in Sweden and my producers paid for my 23 hour return journey! Unfortunately the release in the UK has been a total shambles. Figures coming back for the weekend will not reflect what the movie could have done if anyone had known that it existed! The movie opened on the 10th. The Time out review will be out on the 16th Total Film & Empire review it in the editions coming out on the 23rd There was minimal press advertising or placement and a little TV advertising. The theatres didn’t have posters for the film, screen 1 at Vue Leicester Sq had a poster for Mirrors outside the entrance! Everybody I have spoken to has said the same thing, they were sitting in an empty theatre. If I had gone out to get the lowest possible attendance to a released film I can’t think of anything I would have done differently. By the time the reviews are out and interest is generated the movie will have been pulled from the screens. What a shambles!
  19. I've stayed out of this up until now :-) After 10 years of doccos and Music Videos, then 20 years of commercials and music videos I then got to shoot my first movie. I put everything I knew in to it, I actually gave a shit. I then saw the UK release and nearly cried, my Swedish producers, I was shooting Wallander by then, flew me back to the UK to see it in the cinema at their expense. It was incredibly good of them but I wish that they hadn't. I'm looking forward to an updated version, SH has very clear ideas as to what is needed. I'm afraid I become more and more disillusioned as I do more films. I loved doing Dark Country with Tom & Tim and would love to work with them again. Streetfighter was great and Wallander has been very different. the thing is, the politics are going to kill me :-) Ah Hell, I think MC is a great B movie, that's all it was ever meant to be. I really shouldn't post after coming back from a pub in a village called Coffinswell!
  20. I think it's called being at the bleeding edge :-) This is so much fun for me, I get to work with Dave's storyboards again, which are just so good it is really amazing. I almost feel that we've added a canyon chase just to be able to shoot something that hasn't been boarded! :-) Tim's input as to the llok is invaluable andwe're really shaping something wonderful here. I'll email Tim the grade for one of the early shots and he can add it. We graded with a combination on Iridas SpeedGrade OnSet and Tiffen DFX. Neither of these are expensive, about $200 each. The great thing is that anything we do in SpeedGrade can be directly input in to the final look. Geoff
  21. Hi Guys, OK, some basic technical deatiul, I'll add to it later :-) In the past, and in fact right now in every case except Dark Country, 3D cameras have been huge beasts, the dinosaur that Tim referrred top earlier is n fact an old rig that we've put modern cameras in. It's the same rig that was used on T2 3D edition! We've removed the film cameras and added a couple of Red's. This is very much our second unit camera. Our main camera's are ones that have been built from scratch and have never been used for 3D before. Whem we shot the 2nd Unit and Miniatures of Mutants we had a prototype camera to play with, and by prototype I really mean that! software upgrades every day, often twice a day, mechanical tjhings very rough. It was great fun to play with and it was TINY! Silicon Imaging had taken the sensible approach of separating the image forming bit from the image processing bit. You then get a tiny camera head, about the size of 2 packets of Marlborough. We did great thinbgs with it but I ghad the idea in the back of my head that this could revolutionise 3D, I sadi so at the time in a number of articles and on-line posts. Fast forward 12 months and Paradise FX are building a 3D camera based on the SI Mini. The camera has full interocular adjustability and is just so small I could cry. The first version was delivered on Saturday from the machine shop and is still being finished by Paradise. A second even smaller rig has been built by Howard and we will use this one for the really agressive camera work. This is a fixed parallel design so the minimum distance from an object that it an be used is about 5' In theatres you'll need polarised spaecs to watch the film, exactly the sane system that Cameron is usung. As for DVD I think that there will be 2 versions, 2D which will be right eye only and a 3D Anaglyph that you can watch with Red & Cyan specs. Of course if you're in the market for a new TV then Samsung have a 56" set that works in 3D with mechanical shettered specs, it is truly amazing. More later, I've got to go and wrestle Condors & Gators, apparently I'veasked for too many :-) Geoff
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