I didn't even read the rant, just wanted to chime in. I have refused to watch comic book movies for years now, really tired of the cookie cutter production line of the same monotonous film rehash system. It's true many great films were remakes but we've gone way to far with the comic book stories now. Can we have a good (and dare I say original?) screenplay anyone?
Classic case of North American everybody sue everybody - in our society seems there is no room for an accident. Honestly, who knows what actually happened there. But if there seems from all the witnesses there is no mal-intent on the set that to charge with manslaughter seems extreme. Well, I suppose someone has died - something legal has to get done in this case. Hopefully in court all the accurate facts will get exposed and everyone can go on with life.
Not sure why any VFX company would want to work with him. I think it's time for these companies to stand up for themselves and start being more firm with their clients. Sounds like all of them get raked over the coals all the time. Frankly I'm not a fan of the modern VFX movie, I find even with all our advances in tech that these movies still look over exaggerated and fake. Prefer the old hard way of doing things which to me always looks more realistic and enjoyable some how. Either way, we absolutely do need these effects and it's time for the abuse to stop. Don't care who's fault it is in Coppolas case, but with ignorance my blame will have to go to him.
Awesome, I'm so happy someone still cares about these effects which frankly even my wife agrees in many ways looks better than modern effects. Please keep it up, don't let this art get lost.
Amazing little video, thanks so much for the intro. Like many on this article, I'm sitting on the fence with my opinion. Yes, after this video I do believe that ROT is best left for beginners or easy snap-shots. It's opened my eyes to other better methods which I did not really pick up on prior. ROT does create a lot of unused or negative space, which was a characteristic I never really liked. However, the techniques described in the video are complex and would require a very long time to learn. If composure is paramount to the artist, it would be best to start learning early. But if your a weekend warrier with P&S - one may never master it. Ergo, rule of thirds could still be a visually pleasing option.