Filming almost done...?

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  1. Rust First Son Of Yesterday

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    From MTV on the frontpage:

    Watchmen director Zack Snyder (300) has posted a new column at MTV that includes the following bit:

    At the moment, I'm in the final weeks of shooting "Watchmen," in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since "Watchmen" is a dissection of the superhero genre and forces it to take a long, hard look into the pop-culture mirror, it only makes sense that it's where my head is at these days...



    Whoa, are they really this close to wrapping? Weird to think that something this exstensive and fan-hyped is coming to an end and we haven't really heard any crazy rumors from the set or seen any revealing pictures.
    Isn't that a little bit odd?

    I've forgotten, when did they start shooting?
     
  2. Figs Registered

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    Can't remember when they started shooting but I'm really eager to see some sort of a teaser trailer.

    It's to bad we won't get one for quite some time still.
     
  3. Spidey-Sean Registered

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    It does seem a little early to be in the final phases for filming, but I suppose there is a heckuva' lot of post production CGI elements to bring in such as blimps, Rorschach mask, Dr. Manhattan to name a few. Maybe it makes sense.
     
  4. Rust First Son Of Yesterday

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    Yeah, but I reckon there'd still have to be alotta raw footage for a movie over 2 1/2, possibly 3 hours long. And does this include the footage for The Black Freigther-sequence and the Under The Hood-documentary?

    Apparently they started shooting September 17 last year, so that's about 5 months, including the coming weeks. I suppose that would be long enough for WATCHMEN, especially if Snyder is the supposed workoholic.
     
  5. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    5 MONTHS??:huh:
    That doesn't sound right...
     
  6. Rust First Son Of Yesterday

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    No?

    Half of september, october, november, december, january and some weeks of february.

    I suck at math, but that's about 5 months, right?
     
  7. WalterKovacs Registered

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    woah..done shooting more than a year before its theatrical release? jesus christ...
     
  8. Lobster Charlie Registered

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    5 months is plenty of time to be shooting. Some folks just work faster than others. Not to mention...wasn't this slated for a winter 2008 release, originally?

    The post will take a good chunk of time as well.
     
  9. Shmoil Registered

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    5 months is plenty of time. Many movies shoot in just one, some in two or three. 5 is good. Plus, this gives them plenty of time for post, and reshoots if they need them. Maybe the earlier the shooting stops, the sooner we'll see some sort of teaser, too.
     
  10. matrix_ghost movie fan

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    The lenght of your shooting schedule depends on the type of movie one is making.
    Drama flicks for example take anywhere from 2-3 months to film. Big budget blockbusters have a shooting schedule of 4-6 months. Of course we're talking about movies that shoot with real sets and not flicks that are shot against blue screens. If it's the latter , the time is reduced significantly. 300 for example was shot in 65 days or about 1.5 month.

    Directors also have an impact on how they want to shoot things. Certain directors , like Michael Bay or Steven SPielberg , shoot very fast whereas other directors like the late Stanley Kubrick take their time finding a take.

    However "shooting stuff fast " becomes a bigger priority once you have to deal with (big) VFX sequences. Because it takes time to create them , you have to work fast in order to meet your deadlines.
    And if WB is giving a whole year of post. to Zach Snyder , that would probably mean that there are quite some complex VFX shots in this movie
     
  11. echostation Registered

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    Bryan Singer is still shooting stuff on Valkyrie while Zack Snyder is all done... damn talk about speed
     
  12. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    No :whatever: That's not what I meant.:hehe:
    I mean, shouldn't it take longer than five months to shot a movie? But I COULD be wrong.
     
  13. matrix_ghost movie fan

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    Ahahahahaha

    Oh man , that cracked me up :woot: :woot:

    And because of your post i looked up Valkyrie's wiki page :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie_(film)
    Dunno if this is true or not , but i'm getting some SR vibes from this.
     
  14. matrix_ghost movie fan

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    Again it depends on what kind of movie your making. I'd say that 5-6 months is a normal shooting period for these kind of flicks
     
  15. Catman Registered

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    Isn't this supposed to be a CGI movie like 300? If so...then OF COURSE he's almost done. Most of the work will be done during post-production.
     
  16. WalterKovacs Registered

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    no, only like one or two scenes have been shot with CGI backgrounds...havent you seen the pics of the backlot?
     
  17. matrix_ghost movie fan

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    Well not exactly. Yes we can see that those scenes have been shot because of the pics. However i'm sure there are many many other shots that have also been filmed against a blue/green screen. For example the antartica scenes will be done completely against CG backgrounds.

    To answer Catman's question , no this movie isn't filmed like 300. Zach Snyder himself has said that this wasn't needed for this flick. He wanted to shoot the movie with real sets and/or real places. 300 was all about making a stylised movie. With Watchmen you want to have to see the filth in NY city , the sleazyness etc.
    Obviously for the VFX shots theyre gonna use blue screens. And Billy Crudup will be wearing a blue/green suit for his scenes as Dr. Manhatten.Afterwards he will be replaced with a CG character a la Gollem
     
  18. matrix_ghost movie fan

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    http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=8847

     
  19. Killing Joke926 Registered

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    Maybe they're through with the shoot withing that area; they maybe shooting at other places like the Dark Knight.
     
  20. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    Back in August they said they would shoot from September to February, this is nothing new. Good to know they're on schedule.
     
  21. Catman Registered

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    There ya go! That takes time to do. They obviously have a lot of post-production work ahead of them.
     
  22. sad lieutenant Registered

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    Yeah, since we're over a year away from the premiere date, there's no rush for trailer footage, etc.
     
  23. BeserkerHilf Registered

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    Where'd you learn to count?
     
  24. WalterKovacs Registered

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    Dude, the ability to count is so 12845 months ago (or 23 days ago.)

    Didn't you get the memo?
     
  25. BeserkerHilf Registered

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    wasn't quoting the prologue.


    god, it's as if people didn't use those five words (six, really) in an inquiry before.


    take your condescending attitude and shove it.
     

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