Monday, December 22, 2008

When does re-work become Lucasafucation?

During the premiere, I was a little disappointed at how some CG fire looked on the big screen. Ted did a bang-up job on the scene (which lasts a mere 4 seconds) but it looks a lot different on a large theater screen than on a TV screen. So we decided to actually reshoot the scene with actual fire. My buddy (and soon to be Grand-dad) Bob suggested that I was entering the Lucas phase of my film career rather early. I pointed out to him the Lucasafucation does not actually take place until AFTER the movie is released and accepted by the public. In a year, I can claim that I always wanted a prequel about the Garum before he became evil and that despite all previous interviews and blog posts, the movie was never about Gwen and her rise from lowly village dweller to Je- er, Caretaker, but was always meant as a series of 6 films intended to be the Tragedy of Darth Garum.

Still working on the proper spelling of Lucasafucation...

Thoughts, ideas?

8 comments:

rooster1 said...

What a picky bastard! No...on serious note I would say if there is anything in your film that you think can be enhanced within your power, that you should do what you can to enhance it before you release it. You spent all the time shooting it, make it the best you think it can be...

allen said...

Did you just call me picky?

Ric said...

Film it in slow-mo from 7-different angles then keep re-playing the fire. Like the end of Blue Thunder.

:)

allen said...

We got the shot this afternoon by shooting it in the garage. We used wood varnish as an excellerant.

rooster1 said...

hmm..you noticed picky, but not bastard? Don't worry, you have far to go before Lucasufacation...for the film I'm directing right now I forgot to send the actors the revised scene we were shooting and told them it was my intention to not let them know what was going on because their characters were supposed to be lost and confused...

jonzig said...

"Lucasification (n): the act of crapifying an existing version of a movie into an unholy monsterous pile of dung."

So, by definition you're not Lucasificating anything you're 'Etterizing', kinda like tenderizing but for movies.

allen said...

Ladies and Gentlemen...the Darkness Aftermath fan club!

No really, thanks for the support. Looks like Ted, Matt and I will have the DVDs ready fro the first of Jan. It was our goal to have them ready for Christmas...but...

Ted said...

Yeah well things happen. Like ice storms, and Allen being picky etc. Oh and Jon, I called Webster, and they are considering your definition and Allen's new word. Apparently they were all Star Wars fans too.....