Monday, April 10, 2006
pencil test overload
Hey ya'll! Here's another one for ya to take a gander at. It's probably the one of the bigger shots length wise i got in the film. It was initially suppost o be 7 feet long, but i saw an apportunity for a moment here. Something that i didn't think George was enough of in the film was curious. Isn't that his name, curious george. A lot of the his character didn't feel like curiosity as much as him being "distracted george". I think the fun idea about him is that everything is NEW and exciting. Like a toddler. That's why they're getting into everything-- i didn't feel like that was explored as much as it could have been. not to strip it of all credit, there was definately elements of curiosity to him but it felt rushed a lot to me. but, hey, i don't know everything.
I LOVE this about Miyazaki! He takes so much time on little details that i think a lot of filmmakers are scared the audience will get bored with. I think this shot i have is a perfect example of what i feel is RUSHED acting. as i said it was suppost to originally be 7 feet, i did a 25 foot version with they're OK to experiment. Let's just say when i showed it to them (the universal management) they were less than thrilled-- the producers at least. So a compromise was struck-- 16 feet was all the would give me. So in effect the acting got majorly rushed... also, for those of you who saw the film they edited this shot in post. at the end when george puts his finger to his mouth to think, they removed all of that and just hooked up the two ends and hoped that it would work out. The also cut it into 4 four shots because they didn't want to do the pan as he ran over to the wall. So, this is my way of showing the world what the shot was SUPPOST to look like. but i have to give a ton of credit to Brian Clift who did a bang up job on cleaning up the shot. take a look see-
Posted by Matt Williames at 2:48 PM