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The trailer for Moonrise Kingdom, the latest from Wes Anderson was just released.
Like all of Anderson’s films it seems to touch on childhood fantasies and boasts an incredible cast adding Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and Tilda Swinton to his roster of regulars like Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman.
Splitscreen: A Love Story
Entirely shot on a Nokia N8.
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Definitely want to see this, but the trailer is a bit dramatic, no?
Reverse Aging Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy
Many people are curious how Tron: Legacy’s villain Clu appears to be Jeff Bridges from 1982. The AP ran a story yesterday that explains the exact details of how the first of their kind effects were created.
To make Clu, filmmakers made a silicon mold of Bridges’ face and painted it like real flesh. They took multiple photos, put them into a computer and gave him a “digital face lift” that took out wrinkles, tightened the skin and shrunk down his nose and ears.
He then performed a series of facial movements, such as raising his outer left eyebrow or lifting his cheek. Those were recorded by camera and computerized in 3-D.
Finally, when Bridges acted in scenes as Clu, he wore a helmet with four tiny cameras pointed at his face. Dozens of dots on his face acted as reference points for the computer.
“Sometimes I could be in my street clothes and just have this weird helmet on,” Bridges said.
The captured expressions are replicated on his younger-looking self. Actor John Reardon mimicked Bridges in later takes and had his face swapped out later.
Making sure Bridges’ computerized head matched up with Reardon’s body took artistry as well as high-tech. Preeg said filmmakers took more time looking at 160 Clu shots than they did at all the other 1,400 shots in the movie.