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    Jul 29, 2013, 6:53 PM - Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #1

    Interesting bit of info regarding Episode VII. Not sure if this will actually end up happening in the end but at least there are discussions being generated regarding it. Thought I would share for any that may have missed this.

    Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI - Movie News | JoBlo.com
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    Jul 29, 2013, 7:30 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #2

    Ooh thank the maker! Too much cgi and everything looks cartoonish, let's hope they stick to it.
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    Jul 29, 2013, 7:45 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #3

    But more Jar-Jar Binks and a ewok celebration scene at the end.
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    Jul 29, 2013, 8:02 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #4

    Sleep, I hope that's a bit of sarcasm. They should have jar jar die a horrible death, maybe have Dengar pull boba out of the sarlac and throw jar jar in. That alone would be worth the price of the movie ticket.
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    Jul 29, 2013, 8:06 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #5

    I like the prequels.

    There, I said it.
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    Jul 29, 2013, 8:11 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #6

    The more physical props the better I say.
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    Jul 29, 2013, 8:19 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #7

    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    Sleep, I hope that's a bit of sarcasm. They should have jar jar die a horrible death, bayberry have Denmark pull boba out of the sarlac and throw jar jar in. That alone would be worth the price of the movie ticket.
    of course. I'd love to see him get roasted.
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    Jul 29, 2013, 8:30 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #8

    Quote animefan said: View Post
    The more physical props the better I say.
    Agreed. If they wish to carry on after the mostly practical world of episodes 4-5-6, they need to stick to more real models and sets and only sparingly use CGI as needed.....just like the original trilogy was filmed.
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    Jul 29, 2013, 8:34 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #9

    Just checking sleep, I know a few people that actually like jar jar. I have no idea why though.
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    Jul 29, 2013, 8:36 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #10

    At C VI last summer I had the honor of meeting a couple of my idols, Lorne Peterson and Jon Berg.
    I've always had the deepest respect for those model makers at ILM who put so much reality into
    the models of the original trilogy. They all scratchbuilt and kitbashed their way into cinematic history.
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    Jul 29, 2013, 8:44 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #11

    I believed in Yoda's character so much more in ESB. The prequels freed our imaginations through overuse of CGI. At least in the original trilogy, the model making and limited technology allowed our imaginations to fill in the gaps and make the characters and worlds so much more believable.
    As far as tinkering with the OT, Jeff Goldblum Jurassic park quote comes to mind - (George Lucas) was so preoccupied with whether or not he could that he didn't stop to think if he should.
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    Jul 29, 2013, 9:13 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #12

    Quote norgs79 said: View Post
    As far as tinkering with the OT, Jeff Goldblum Jurassic park quote comes to mind - (George Lucas) was so preoccupied with whether or not he could that he didn't stop to think if he should.
    AMEN!!!

    This news makes me happy. You know why? Because real sets means real characters. Less CGI/Human interactions. This means we could see a REAL person in a REAL fett suit... Instead of a CGI'd bounty hunter.
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    Jul 29, 2013, 10:22 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #13

    Yeah, I hope this happens. Practical sets and putting as much as you can into the actual shot is the way to go. The best example of a great use of this in a fantastical setting is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Miniature work was used instead of just going full CGI for Mordor or Gondor or any of the other sets, and it really heightens the realism. In our modern era filmmakers get to comfortable with leaning on CGI to get the story across, and it just pulls the viewer out of the experience.

    I'd much rather see a filmmaker go in with the old school handbook and get it done with as much realism as possible. I love watching the behind the scenes documentaries about films like Aliens, where they actually used painted backdrops, force perspective shots with set extensions mounted on the camera itself to make you think there was more in the shot than was... it's brilliant stuff. And most of it is seamless. You would never know it was there. THAT is how you do solid FX. Hollywood seems to have lost that creativity.
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    Aug 26, 2013, 11:57 AM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #14

    Thank god, lets hope disney doesnt ruin the franchise
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    Aug 26, 2013, 12:54 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #15

    From my understanding theyre also shooting in FILM not digital....
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    Aug 26, 2013, 1:00 PM - Re: Star Wars: Episode VII will use more practical locations and effects, less CGI #16

    That's the story now at least. I'll believe it when I see it

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