that is right but the thing is that to become a great artist an be creative takes many years for some ppl.you gotta feel the world you wanna make and you must at first know your self very well....it's complicated it think.
maybe that's why we just have computer techincians.the dreamy world we talk about is in a high level not every one can reach.By:
tats true VFX artist should get recognized in somewayBy:Anonymous (not verified)
Perhaps the VFX artists can leak/publicize the actual greenscreen film plates as the "before" version to the press, and then the impact of VFX would be more obvious to the layperson. I think it would be the strongest argument, and should be done with EVERY tentpole, so that people can see the contribution of the VFX world in general.
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Amen.By:seagoat (not verified)
Tell Sid not to Drink the Water.....By:Anonymous (not verified)
"Tim had a mutt when he was young that died as well, so this is probably his most personal film yet." - Article Quote.
It's interesting what different people find to be "Personal." 2 articles here refer to this film as "Personal." I think not. Tim Burton has quite a bit of a Commercial Halloween impersonal look to his work in my view. Then there's the good stuff.
In the film the cat was the only thing I wanted to touch. He reminded me of Beeker. I liked Sparky's shadow behind the bed sheet, but I didn't want to touch him most of the time. I think of stop motion as tactile. More Personal and Creative than seamless motion? This film was too smooth/impersonal. The characters almost had that 3D Computer impersonal look in the Film. In the photos without the crappy dark impersonal lighting you might want to touch them. They look interesting. Especially the girl. The voices in this film didn't touch but were impersonal. Void. Barely Audible. Some people do talk like that. Lawyers.
My biased viewpoint is that I'm a 37 yr old Non-Award Winning Female "Film Critic" who's never been to California. I grew up in a Mid-Western 70's, 3 bedroom Ranch, Working Class, Broken Home. We had green carpet, green wall paper and a green Pontiac that my Mom bought for a $1 from her Aunt. B&W doesn't really come into play for me. Then there's that gold color. Oh, and cigarettes. They were KOOL.
I didn't have new toys or new outfits to wear all the time. We had 1 School Computer that I didn't use. My Dad wore dirty Mechanic jeans and didn't have that Preppy clean look like the other Dad's. I only remember him attending one School Function because everything pertaining to my Sister and I was my Mom's job in his view. My Dad came from one of the only single Mother Households that didn't consist of a Team raising a Family. He paid for her Coffin. He continued the Domino affect and created another broken home. Ever watch Dominoes? Now a child will be lucky to come from one of the few Married Homes.
It's strange hearing 6 yr olds telling me, "it's complicated" when referencing their Un-Married Parents and all their Parent's past relationships and children. I don't ask them to tell me. A 6 yr old may not know me at all and the 1st thing they'll say is, "my Mom got Married." Married to someone other than her Father. Funny thing is I remember her Mother not being concerned about Marriage at all before she was born.
More of a paper quality/house of cards look would've been more appropriate for this film? Relational Bankruptcy. Flat out lies. The American Dream. Will a Ranch home survive another 400 yrs? If you have a solid home you can pass it down generation after generation and the kids actually want it. It's Historical, sentimental, Great Memories. 30 yr mortgages, student loans??????? 50% Divorce Rate. We're talking cardboard here.
I don't think a Person can really understand what it's like unless they've lived it. I'm not even talking different Countries. Depending on the intricacies of Family and neighborhood etc etc. you have a vastly different life experience. Then you bring yourself to the equation. I'm 37 posting a comment on a 12 yr old's published internet article.By:greenhorn gallery (not verified)
Impressive work! I think this movie has set a new bar for CG animals. Definitely Oscar for it!By:ABM (not verified)
This article was lame.
Once again, someone has to bring "race" into everything...this time, being a Disney animated show.
Let's move on.By:Anonymous (not verified)
BEST MOVIE EVER :DBy:Jose (not verified)
Hi Aaron. Thanks for your question. First off, I am a bit confused. I think you may have inadvertently typed the wrong word, unless you really meant I was "adverse" to screenplay writing.
ad·verse/adˈvərs/Adjective: Preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable: "adverse weather conditions".
I hope that's not what you meant.
There is no question that writing shorter TV episodes is totally different than writing screenplays. The length of a screenplay allows for, and often requires, a character arc (though action heroes don't need them). And character arcs take time to happen. You don't have that time in a half-hour TV episode, and not much more time in an hour episode (actually 45-50 minutes). But you generally don't need character arcs in TV because characters usually don't arc, unless the series is a continuing, episodic plot where you can arc the character(s) over weeks or months. But most series don't want their heroe's to arc because then they won't be the same character anymore. Instead, TV episode plots bring out deeper layers of the character, and so the characters are "revealed" rather than change. At least that's been my experience in the half-hour episodes I've written.
As to your website, I would love to check it out, but I'm a bit too busy with other things right now.By:
You seem very adverse in the science of screenplay writing as if you've possibly taught in the past. But how do you continually sustain the format you've described about if, let's say, you were writing a series with a less limited time of that a movie? I ask you that because I've currently written a cable TV series and I found the following hard to do in a half-hourly or hourly time frame, though through 10-years of practice and development i think I've finally pulled it off; it took the completion of eight episodes/First Season to successfully do such. Please check it out an let me know what you think at my website: ashincproductions. Your consideration is strongly appreciated. Thank you! -Aaron/AshBy:Aaron S. Humphrey (not verified)
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Having seen the first four episodes of B&C, I am truly impressed by the work that Hutzel and his VFX team have done. It rivals anything in a theatrical picture. The reveal of the Galactica in her glory, complete with armor and weapons, is an unforgettable sequence.By:Marc McKenzie (not verified)
I was an original TPB rdeaer myself so I remember Ninja Turtles as the first kid friendly' adaptation of something. There was this and The Real Ghostbusters, actually I think the Ghostbusters was the first then.I think there was a slight pang of disappointment or confusion over the change but then I was the exact right age to love the cartoon and did. But I can certainly see your point, the first movie felt like a slight return to the original tone, but certainly not with the scifi aspect of the comic books.Even the comic books were a finite thing, as soon as they crossed over with Cerebus the Aardvark I kind of lost focus there (art was really good though I think that was the third book as I don't recall the fourth).The 2007 film version was quite good and certainly captured more of the tone.There, I made up for you, call me loquacious Lee. ReplyBy:Abdulhakim (not verified)
I am stoned and I saw this cartoon. Great CGI!By:Colorado (not verified)
Re your very helpful post called 'How to Turn Word into a Terrific Screenwriting Program (from early 2011); I get it except I wondered why not save as a template (.dot)instead of a document?
Thank-you for your work in putting this together – I have had a couple of books published but am about to attempt a screenplay; delighted to find I can use Word with Styles, which I'm comfortable with.
MichaelBy:Michael Faulkner (not verified)
Larry: Ooh. whatta dope
Moe: When's that nit wit of mouse gonna quit pickin' on that cat.
Curly: I don't know. But we'll have to wait and see.By:The Three Stooges (not verified)
Will this album be aviable to buy in stores????By:Anonymous (not verified)
This information is incorrect regarding her cause of death. Correct this immediately! She died of natural causes.By:Anonymous (not verified)
Thank you Dreamworks.... For reminding us that you're really just in the Animation Business for the Cash. For a moment there, we almost thought you started caring about Quality.By:Anonymous (not verified)