They still to build a lot of sets. Very few films don't have sets and are just green screen. Currently they build a huge percentage of the set and just fill in the gaps with CGI.
Which I like; I love how they built most of the places in LOTR's and used some CGI. I just love the detailed work then goes in when they build it and you know the actor is standing there by this great work of art to feed off of.
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In the prequels the majority was still done old school actually. Most of the first two episodes was filmed on location or on set, which often were filled up with CGI to make them look larger. Most of the scenes took indoors in the third film so they did actually build the sets. People think they used more CGI for the prequels than actually was. What was an incredible feat though for CGI was the duel on Mustafar which was for high majority green screen, because you can't film on location when volcanoes start to erupt, can you? They filmed at mount Etna using footage to replace the green screen with, using actual models to use in the background. Mostly battle droids and clone troopers were indeed CGI, that is where they mostly focused their CGI on. It's ironic because there are film were so much more CGI is used, and you hardly hear complaining about those. I mean in Avengers most of the city of New York was made out of CGI.
You couldn't pay me enough to watch that movie, so my hat is off to you, sjfaerlind. I can't stand Katy Perry!
Do you mean that you can't stand her music? Or is it her fondness for pink hair and wild, outlandish costumes that bothers you? lol
I don't mind most of her music (with some exceptions), but then I listen to just about everything...including pop. I thought the video for "Wide Awake" was pretty darn good too: it actually made me cry. The story of her life that the film portrayed was intriguing. I love learning about the history of a person and you got to see glimpses of the real person behind the mask in that film. The lyrics in her songs made a lot more sense to me once I knew what had inspired them too.
Tonight is movie night again and we're going to watch "Rio 2"...should be fun!
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I don't mind some pop, but it's generally not for me, and I'm afraid there's some indefinable something about Katy Perry that just annoys the crap out of me. It's irrational I know, and not very nice, but there it is I suppose. I think there's an aspect of her still reacting against the Christianity of her youth that kind of hits a little too close to home as well. I don't know.
We watched Crybaby and Little Shop of Horrors yesterday. Both great films! The first one I'd seen before, and the second was a first! Rick Moranis! Oh, how I love him!
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