By vfx fan - Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:48 pm
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Not sure where this belongs, but I'm subscribed to this thread and can easily direct myself to it in case anyone responds, but...am I the only one irritated that the new Cinefex cover isn't STAR WARS?What is the cover?
It's the dragon on GAME OF THRONES.Ahh....well vfx for that show and others on tv is really starting to rival feature vfx(except in the case of the very best character animation front, where I think features still has an edge). I can see why they would put that on the cover. But yeah, I think Star Wars earned a cover on all previous films so it is a bit disappointing TLJ failed to get one.
I think one of Cinefex's worst covers was Bane in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. I understand having Nicholson's Joker and DeVito's Penguin on the front, as they were pretty impressive makeup feats...but Bane was just Tom Hardy in a mask. I don't think there was anything major done with him fx wise, seeing how Nolan refuses to use CGI.Yeah you can find several over the years that were really WTF. I can somewhat see them putting stars on the cover as maybe some people might see an actor and go "oh yeah, he is in that movie" etc. Maybe there is a bit of an uptick in counter sales because of that? The covers sometimes just seem at odds to what Cinefex is actually covering, which is the vfx.
Their covers for RAGNOROK and BLADE RUNNER 2049 weren't so great either.
I saw BLACK PANTHER.Well this is an entirely huge subject on its own. In many cases, vfx credits are arbitrary, political, and truncated. And the number of shots doesnt address the complexity of shots or their sophistication or even their importance in the narrative.
Interestingly, Method Studios is the first fx studio to be credited at the end, even though ILM is credited on the poster, which would lead me to assume they were the main vendor...though they didn't get a movie poster credit in THOR RAGNOROK but got listed first in the credits for that. What is the pattern anymore?
Don't know who was involved in what.