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Film & TV / Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« on: 03 February, 2020, 09:48:00 AM »
Part of me wanted those parasites from Conspiracy to have their day in the sun...

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 02 February, 2020, 11:35:07 AM »
Yeah, they re-purposed it for a Blade Runner 'inspired' short called XXIT.


Depends what your definition of 'fan-made' is, I imagine a pitch to Lucasfilm to test the tech rather than anything else.

The footage was on the vimeo page in full 9 years ago and was still there a couple of days ago, but it's now a private video. I guess they just forgot about it.

The announcement was first on the email list, which is the best bet to hear about things immediately, and only then went to social media. But people were heard on this, which is also why we’ve been using the forum’s announcement thread for press release material as well.

I believe it was first mentioned on Delirium's social media, but then got deleted.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« on: 27 January, 2020, 12:25:46 PM »
They've done it a little expanding the rest of it.


Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 26 January, 2020, 01:52:24 PM »
It's difficult to work out how much of that per episode cost is before or after including the development of newish tech like the LED volumes and building the walls in the first place.

If it's a significant part of the budget, and once it filters out, it's possible costs could drop, even if it's just other people doing their own tech but using a similar approach - I seem to recall ARWall posting on our fb page that their tech was a lot cheaper than Disney's.

Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 25 January, 2020, 07:08:14 PM »
Here's a podcast with the DoP of the Mandalorian and talks about the LED walls a bit.


Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 25 January, 2020, 02:14:42 PM »
Yep, I imagine it would need some thinking around. Treadmills and moving backgrounds for example.

Something like the John Wick 3 bike scene would work well though - having the background animated as if you're moving through it at speed + getting the reflections on the bikes.


Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 25 January, 2020, 01:47:48 PM »
Yeah, I'm not sure how much was used final shots though. If you had character heavy backgrounds, I'm not sure Unreal would cope with that compared to just using it for backgrounds.

My instinct is it might have been used for long focal length shots where the background is slightly out of focus going by Jon Favreau's comments here.


I think it's of a combination of approaches, some totally in camera, some just used for lighting/reflections, sometimes just used to bring in a green screen if they want to (shown on the unreal behind the scenes video)

 in the same way they were giving the impression that BB-8 was mostly remote controlled, where in reality it was puppeteered for a lot of shots.

It's still impressive, and definitely a game changer, but I can imagine there are a few things that need to be sorted out - shooting with a b-cam would be a bit tricky - what the limits of slow motion are, would shaky cam moves be a real distraction for performers (as the background is locked to the camera)

Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 25 January, 2020, 11:27:42 AM »
It's been around for a while - ARWall were pitching it around 2 years ago, but seemed to have got overlooked by the Disney juggernaut.


Sony also have their own version being used for a Ghostbusters demo.


Here's a behind the scenes from Epic/Unreal


Events / Re: Thought Bubble 2020
« on: 23 January, 2020, 09:48:42 PM »
It definitely felt different (unsurprisingly)

As far as I could work out there was just the one entrance/exit (at least that I saw) which made nipping in and out more effort than in Leeds.

Venue itself is of the big sports hall type (or three connected ones for the main con)

I didn't get the chance to go to any panels, so can't comment on those - Harrogate itself was a lot quieter than Leeds.

I still miss the Royal Armouries, but there wasn't the problem with bag checks and big gaps between venues that Leeds City Centre had.

My main complaint was that the PA was pretty hard to hear.

News / Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« on: 23 January, 2020, 07:45:50 PM »
Great, cheers Moly!

News / Re: Planet Replicas - Carlos Ezquerra Signature Edition Lawgiver.
« on: 23 January, 2020, 05:56:02 PM »

your best bet is to e-mail Dan at info@planetreplicas.com.

They're still arriving with customers, last one I saw posted was 2xx of 250.

I don't have customer details, just help Dan out on the social media side while he's in the workshop, and there have been some updates on the facebook page.

Dan apologises that they've been so delayed.

Last post from him was at Christmas.

"Wishing you all a Happy Christmas!

A small note from me (Dan)...

Its been a....bumpy end of year to say the least, the remaining Lawgivers are still being worked on over the holidays as shipments will continue in the New Year. Most have now shipped out!
Its not been easy -a turbulent last 6 months that really didnt want to do me any favours made planned output very hard to maintain, so I'll certainly be changing the way PR operates in 2020 to reflect the lessons learnt.

A massive thank you for the patience and support to you all- I am seriously grateful to call you my customers and I dont take any of your orders lightly.

Lastly , a big thanks to Steve Green for handling this page in the last year. I'm not very good at handling the pressures of social media and he's stuck his head above the trenches for me- so a huge round of likes (applause) for his help this past year too.

Onwards and upwards- 2020 here we come !

Not that it matters in a wider context, but it would be nice to have something outside of wikipedia, so any new readers who wants to fill in the gaps are able to do so.

I don't know about profit, but wanting to control that information seems equally dubious.

Especially since it can then easily disappear if they don't want to continue it, as as happened with plenty of other sites.

Now it has 4 lines of text for the dark judges entirely?

I don't see the negatives in leaving it alone.

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