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Old October 10th, 2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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Spielberg sticks to film

From IMDb (have to quote the whole thing, no link):

"Unlike Digital-Loving Lucas, Spielberg Sticks to Film
Unlike his producing cohort George Lucas, Steven Spielberg has rejected digital photography for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In an interview with the website CHUD.com, Spielberg said that he intends to "be the last guy in Hollywood shooting live action on film, despite the arguments Lucas makes" for digital production. Spielberg also reportedly said that while there may be some digital effects used in the film, he intends to go "as old school as he can." Appearing to violate his own non-disclosure policy, Spielberg also confirmed much Internet gossip that the villains in the new movie will be Russian Communists, not German Nazis."

Interesting. I wonder if Tintin, which is said to be shot in motion/performance capture will be done digitally, since that's how it's supposed to be shot. Then again, that probably doesn't count, since it'll be all CGI anyway.

And funny that Spielberg said he's relying less on CGI FX, since his Jurassic Park really gave way to modern-day, photorealistic CGI (T2 and Abyss notwithstanding).

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Old October 10th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #2
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I saw an interview with him around the time that War of the Worlds was released and they asked if he would use digital for Indiana Jones. He said he hadn't decided, but if anyone could talk him into shooting digital it would be George Lucas...

Doesn't this link work Heath? http://imdb.com/news/sb/#film3
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After a couple of days, the link goes to another in its place. I heard Spielberg waffle on whether he'd use digital or not.

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Spielberg talks more about it and mentions he won't shoot a live action film digitally. Ahhh, but he'll shoot a mo-cap/animated one!

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Old October 11th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #5
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I can see him being a traditionalist-especially for something like this--serial adventure sequel set in the outdoors. But for something more technical or cartoony--going with digital.

The story goes he actually didnt plan to use Cg in Jurassic Park. He wanted giant robots all the way but he had to have some stop motion(which he hated as an effects technique) but when they did a cg test for one sequence where stop motion would be impossible and someone did a T-rex cg test he decided to replace all the stop motion with it.

Young Sherlock Holmes was the first film by his company to use a computer generated character--the stain glass knight. And the Amazing Stories tv intro so he was on to it before Cameron.

They are going to have to come up with something really good to top the Ark opening scene.
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