The sky tower set of Oblivion used front projection , not rear projection .
The short is impressive in terms of production value. It is the shame the article is just a list of rehashed generalities. A detailed breakdown explaining how the filmmakers pulled off some of the shots and sequences of this particular short would be far more enlighting.
The lighting technic used by Hoyte van Hoytema on this film (lighting scenes and not shots and relying as much as possible on available light) is very inspiring. It would be great to read more detailed breakdowns of some specific setups with corresponding screengrabs and lighting diagrams.
Could you please give us a detailed explanation on this because imho reverse the film stock in camera or reversing in post would give exactly the same results. 1/ Each film frame is independent. The grain in particular is an entirely intraframe feature which is totally independent from the other frames and the order in which they were shot. Depth of field, flares and other optical artifacts are also obviously independent and intraframe features. So what exactly "gets distorted" when reversing the footage in post? 2/ Back in the days of optical and analog post production workflows, reversing in post would indeed loose one generation and thus degrade the quality of the final image. But in the case of Tenet, all the 65mm negative film footage was most probably scanned frame by frame to generate high resolution, high bitdepth digital footage for visual effects and color grading. The concept of generations does not exist in the digital realm unless lossy compression is used (although the Prores compression algorithm manages to make the quality degradation negligible even with many generations). Time reversing digital footage does not degrade nor distort anything. Each frame remains strictly identical and those frames are just played back in reverse order.
1/ the fact that John Connor is the son of Kyle Reese was already there in the first film
2/ the paradoxal fact that cyberdyne, manufacturer of the Terminators and of Skynet, got the technology from the T800 was already there in the screenplay of the first film. They even shot an exterior shot of the factory at the end of the first film with a big Cyberdyne sign. But this epilogue shot was removed during the editing of the film.
Dune is full of amazing and powerful female characters. Changing the gender of Kynes is a huge and absurd mistake which will infuriate all the true fans of the book series like myself. But it is insignificant compared with those horribly ugly and cheap costumes.