Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Post "Tron" screening

No surprise guests during Saturday's "Tron" 70MM screening at the Aero Theatre, but definitely a very informative Q&A.

We learned A LOT of stuff about how the software team worked out shot key frames, transposing computer shots to 170,000 cells that all had to be photographed one at a time, and the total lack of being able to view a moving computer animatic to adjust a vehicle's pitch and yaw before render. Not to mention the fact that any shots Steve Lisberger (who was in attendance) had to approve were photographed with a polaroid camera off the computer screen and mailed to him for review! Crazy!

BTW, the print looked AMAZING!


At March 9, 2011 at 5:53 AM, Anonymous Allen Pinney said...

Haha! That IS crazy! Today some kid in his basement could make that movie in a day with his Sony Handicam and a Macbook Pro.

At March 10, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Blogger LA Filmcutter said...

Yeah, really! Steve Lisberger commented that the iPhone he held in his hand has more power than the gi-normous computer systems they used to create and produce "Tron". My, how far we've come!


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