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Handman said:

I don’t see what’s so revolutionary about using the same cameras from the 8 o’clock news to shoot your movie.

Yeah the same Spielberg used on Private Ryan… (8 o’clock news… anyway…)

“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII.

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MalàStrana said:

Handman said:

I don’t see what’s so revolutionary about using the same cameras from the 8 o’clock news to shoot your movie.

Yeah the same Spielberg used on Private Ryan… (8 o’clock news… anyway…)

…What?

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Hum… I may be wrong about that. I remember I read a long time ago that Spielberg used an experimental digital camera to shoot the beginning of Private Ryan, but I cannot find sources about that.

“I have to say that I felt George’s group of six films had more innovative visual imagination, and this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before and characters you had seen before, and it took a few baby steps forward with new characters.” - James Cameron about Episode VII.

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Just like digital photo cameras, digital film cameras are much more convenient. It’s easy to assume that they would have been adapted eventually, if they perform just as well as analog cameras. I don’t deny that Lucas probably recognized the potential and wanted to advance the technology. However, he definitely used it too early. He was more concerned with being comfortable while making the movie than with the final product. The reason more and more directors started to film digitally after Lucas was simply the advancement of the technology itself, not because they liked the look of Episode 2.

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MalàStrana said:

Hum… I may be wrong about that. I remember I read a long time ago that Spielberg used an experimental digital camera to shoot the beginning of Private Ryan, but I cannot find sources about that.

I sincerely doubt he used a digital camera at that point in time. It’s 35mm with the protective filters peeled off the lenses and the shutter angle changed from 180° to 45-90°. This creates the staccato effect.

Source: https://www.dga.org/Craft/DGAQ/All-Articles/1103-Fall-2011/Shot-to-Remember-Saving-Private-Ryan.aspx

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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

According to this article, the entire saga is coming out in the 4K format:

http://fr.ign.com/m/star-wars-8/32785/feature/la-saga-star-wars-bientot-en-4k-ultra-hd

Haha, this paragraph cracks me up:
Un accord entre Disney et Fox aurait été trouvé. Avec le rachat du second par le premier juste avant Noël, on imagine bien que les négociations - difficiles jusqu’à présent - entre les deux parties se sont vu énormément facilitées.

TRANSLATION: An agreement between Disney and Fox might have been found. Now that the former has purchased the latter just before Christmas, we can imagine that the previously difficult negotiations between the two parties has been enormously facilitated.

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Mike O said:

They can’t do a 4K release without including the OUT. God CANNOT hate OUT fans that much, surely?

Assuming God exists, I doubt it cares either way.

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God wouldn’t care, but what would Jesus say about that ?


Let the one among you who does not possess any PT or SE official home video release be the first to cast a stone.

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Collipso said:

You can’t deny he was technologically innovative though, since most movies today are shot in digital cameras and Lucas was the one that started the trend.

I don’t find it innovative. The technology already existed and was being used on smaller films. All he did was use it badly.

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Frank your Majesty said:

Just like digital photo cameras, digital film cameras are much more convenient. It’s easy to assume that they would have been adapted eventually, if they perform just as well as analog cameras. I don’t deny that Lucas probably recognized the potential and wanted to advance the technology. However, he definitely used it too early. He was more concerned with being comfortable while making the movie than with the final product. The reason more and more directors started to film digitally after Lucas was simply the advancement of the technology itself, not because they liked the look of Episode 2.

I hadn’t thought about Lucas’s comfort. I’ve always felt he was just trying too hard to appear innovative.

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MalàStrana said:

God wouldn’t care, but what would Jesus say about that ?

Let the one among you who does not possess any PT or SE official home video release be the first to cast a stone.

I’m up! Wait a minute… at what am I supposed to cast a stone?

Is the question which type of digital camera Lucas used or is it more how he used it? As a person sitting in a theater, I will admit to not always knowing when a film is entirely digital v film to digital. Regarding the second two prequels or any SEs, I’ve never seen them. My limited knowledge of them visually comes from a few YouTube clips. Certainly no way to know what they looked like as a theater presentation.

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If an OOT release happens its a day one purchase for me. I would even pay full MSRP.

It seems like people are really embracing the new characters. In fact, the big question people ask me now about Star Wars is, “Are Finn and Poe gay lovers?” And really how the f*ck would I know? My second husband left me for a man, so my gaydar isn’t exactly what you’d call Death Star level quality. ----Carrie Fisher

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No, you did put “knows” in there, I just changed it for (questionable) comedic effect.

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^No need to apologize or say you’re stupid. I should have made it clearer.

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L.P. Hovercraft said:

LordZerome1080 said:

I HATE the SE

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It’s coarse and rough AND irritating…and it fucking gets everywhere!
Lol. And agreed.

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TV’s Frink said:

Mike O said:

They can’t do a 4K release without including the OUT. God CANNOT hate OUT fans that much, surely?

Assuming God exists, I doubt it cares either way.

You’re not helping 😛.

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Michael Ward said:

Collipso said:

You can’t deny he was technologically innovative though, since most movies today are shot in digital cameras and Lucas was the one that started the trend.

I don’t find it innovative. The technology already existed and was being used on smaller films. All he did was use it badly.

Innovation doesn’t always age well, but what GL and Lucasfilm (along with Sony, Panavision, and a host of others) did for digital cinema literally revolutionized the industry. You don’t have to enjoy the prequels, I certainly don’t love them, but whether or not they were innovative isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact.

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Frank your Majesty said:

Just like digital photo cameras, digital film cameras are much more convenient. It’s easy to assume that they would have been adapted eventually, if they perform just as well as analog cameras. I don’t deny that Lucas probably recognized the potential and wanted to advance the technology. However, he definitely used it too early. He was more concerned with being comfortable while making the movie than with the final product. The reason more and more directors started to film digitally after Lucas was simply the advancement of the technology itself, not because they liked the look of Episode 2.

I hadn’t thought about Lucas’s comfort. I’ve always felt he was just trying too hard to appear innovative.

Shooting digital back in those early days was hardly easier and comfortable. If anything, it was a bigger pain in the a$$ than shooting on film. The problem is that shooting on film wasn’t practical for the sheer amount of digital post-work needed for episode II.

Man, I’ve edited this post way too many times, but I have one more thing to add…

One of the biggest things that made the prequels so innovative, wasn’t just the use of digital cameras or the amount of CGI or the use of Non-linear editing, etc. It was the COMBINATION of all of these things. Yes, eventually we would have gotten to where we are now. But the sheer amount of advancement in all of these technologies for one film (specifically Ep.2) brought about a good 15 years of advancement in a matter of 3-6 years.

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Humby said:

Michael Ward said:

Collipso said:

You can’t deny he was technologically innovative though, since most movies today are shot in digital cameras and Lucas was the one that started the trend.

I don’t find it innovative. The technology already existed and was being used on smaller films. All he did was use it badly.

Innovation doesn’t always age well, but what GL and Lucasfilm (along with Sony, Panavision, and a host of others) did for digital cinema literally revolutionized the industry. You don’t have to enjoy the prequels, I certainly don’t love them, but whether or not they were innovative isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact.

Michael Ward said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Just like digital photo cameras, digital film cameras are much more convenient. It’s easy to assume that they would have been adapted eventually, if they perform just as well as analog cameras. I don’t deny that Lucas probably recognized the potential and wanted to advance the technology. However, he definitely used it too early. He was more concerned with being comfortable while making the movie than with the final product. The reason more and more directors started to film digitally after Lucas was simply the advancement of the technology itself, not because they liked the look of Episode 2.

I hadn’t thought about Lucas’s comfort. I’ve always felt he was just trying too hard to appear innovative.

Shooting digital back in those early days was hardly easier and comfortable. If anything, it was a bigger pain in the a$$ than shooting on film. The problem is that shooting on film wasn’t practical for the sheer amount of digital post-work needed for episode II.

Man, I’ve edited this post way too many times, but I have one more thing to add…

One of the biggest things that made the prequels so innovative, wasn’t just the use of digital cameras or the amount of CGI or the use of Non-linear editing, etc. It was the COMBINATION of all of these things. Yes, eventually we would have gotten to where we are now. But the sheer amount of advancement in all of these technologies for one film (specifically Ep.2) brought about a good 15 years of advancement in a matter of 3-6 years.

Yes, and I don’t think any filmmaker that we’ve had in the past 40 years would have the courage to go as experimental as Lucas did in his work. Some may even argue he’s the hugest contributor to the industry for the past 50 years, by creating Jar Jar and CGI Yoda and Coruscant and shooting on digital camera in the latter two prequels. All of these things were undoubtedly milestones. Just because they would eventually happen doesn’t take the merit away from Lucas.

That’s not to say that the prequels weren’t dog crap though, because they certainly were. RotS objectively less than the others but still.