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PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 12:49 pm
by Shane
Here's a link to some great pics of just some of the foreground miniatures built by artists in Spain and supervised by Emilio Ruiz.

http://es.geocities.com/chominart/conan.html

PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:47 pm
by malducin
Interesting though I wasn't aware of that. I thought most of Conan was shot on Mexico. Maybe it was then the Destroyer that filmed in Mexico? Arnold has filmed a lot of films south of the border (Predator, Total Recall, etc.). Maybe I'm just confused.

PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:52 pm
by Shane
Destroyer may have been filmed in Mexico. The first Conan was filmed near Majorca(?) Spain, not far from the locations used by David Lean on Lawrence of Arabia.

Studios in Italy were used for interiors on Conan.

PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:58 pm
by malducin
The other one that could have been filmed in mexico is Red Sonja, but who is counting that one ;-).

PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:13 pm
by vfx fan
All I know is that I won't see any movie where Arnold has long hair. He's an action hero, not an adventurer in a fantastical world! But is there any word as to who will provide the fx?

PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:31 pm
by Shane
You must be thinking of King Conan. I have no idea about effects providers. It's still in the development stages.

The link I gave, fxfan, was to miniatures used on the first Conan film from '82. Before he was the Terminator, he was Conan. It's one of his better movies, IMO.

PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:49 pm
by vfx fan
Oops! I forgot to look at that!

PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 4:41 pm
by Shane
Forget?! How could you forget? It's the flippin' topic for cryin' out loud!

Now into the dog house. Woof!

PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 4:48 pm
by Kmart
On 2002-07-16 13:52, Shane wrote:
Destroyer may have been filmed in Mexico. The first Conan was filmed near Majorca(?) Spain, not far from the locations used by David Lean on Lawrence of Arabia.

Studios in Italy were used for interiors on Conan.

The second CONAN was shooting in Mexico pretty much alongside another Dino show, DUNE. Emilio did some kickass FG stuff for both of these pics as well as the first Conan.

PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 4:51 pm
by Shane
I remember seeing a pic of a foreground miniature of a palace(?) for Destroyer as Conan and entourage approach it. Fantastic.

PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 4:52 pm
by vfx fan
On 2002-07-16 16:41, Shane wrote:
Forget?! How could you forget? It's the flippin' topic for cryin' out loud!

Now into the dog house. Woof!
Actually, I'm a stray.

PostPosted:Tue Jul 16, 2002 5:06 pm
by Shane
Here, I found the main site in question:

http://es.geocities.com/chominart/

I looked down the list and found the shots for Destroyer. Just click on the little thumbnails on the left. Great stuff!

Kmart mentioned Dune. Check out this shot:
http://es.geocities.com/chominart/atreides2.jpg

Wow!

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PostPosted:Wed Jul 17, 2002 12:45 am
by malducin
Fantastic shot of Dune!!!! To bad the Churubusco studios burned down in Mexico. But those were pieces of work. I thought that the landing on Arrakis was actually the stairs and the rest a matte painting as opposed to a miniature. Maybe it was for other shots like Geide Prime?

PostPosted:Thu Jul 18, 2002 10:25 am
by Ahem
FG in Dune was fantastic- Brian Smithies contributions moreso- the work he did with miniaturized sand is up there as the all time best.

PostPosted:Thu Jul 18, 2002 10:48 am
by vfx fan
And did you know that "Dune" wasn't directed by Alan Smithee? It was directed by David Lynch! :razz:

PostPosted:Thu Jul 18, 2002 11:25 am
by Shane
I remember reading ILM's attempts to get the right look for snow when creating the Hoth battle in ESB.

Do you know what Dune used for the sand Ahem? I still love the worm shots.

PostPosted:Thu Jul 18, 2002 11:27 am
by vfx fan
Speaking of "The Empire Strikes Back," what did ILM use for snow? Was it just some kind of cotton?

PostPosted:Thu Jul 18, 2002 11:43 am
by malducin
I was about to ask the same thing. I do remember that somewhere they mentioned what they used for sand, probably a documentary but might have been a magazine. They needed something ultra fine. Too bad the movie got a bad rap, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.

PostPosted:Thu Jul 18, 2002 11:57 am
by Shane
Initially, they thought of using baking soda, but it didn't look quite right. They then turned to a fine powder full of little micro balloons. It was so delicate, they had to use breathing masks because even if you were some distance from it and exhaled, whoosh! a cloud of the stuff.

PostPosted:Thu Jul 18, 2002 12:20 pm
by Ahem
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