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Postby TerranigmaFreak » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:03 pm

How do you think they'll do it in this movie? I think it's safe to say suits and CGI will be used, but do think they'll use other techniques with it? Unlike a lot of people, I don't have a raging boner for practical effects if it doesn't work well. As much as I appreciate and understand the hard work that goes into the miniatures, they really don't do it for me most of the time. It's so obvious they're miniatures.

I also love effects that fool me into thinking it's something else. I thought the Colossal Titan was another man in a suit, turn out I was wrong. It was a huge puppet. I thought the Davy Jones in POTC was makeup, but turned out to be CGI.

How much time is Higuchi getting to make Attack on Titan? I wonder if it's as rushed as the Godzilla movies? If so, at least we can get an idea of what Higuchi can do with limited amount of time.
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Re: Special Effects

Postby Outkaster » Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:31 pm

I wonder this also. If they do both CGI and Suitmation it really could work well. Toho kind of hot dogs things together, same with China in the action film genre. Remember budget dictates a lot of this.
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Re: Special Effects

Postby lhb412 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:35 am

Well, we know that a full Godzilla suit has been built and that Godzilla will likely also be CGI rendered or the suit will be otherwise augmented with CGI.

But I wonder if any other Godzilla props will be built, like the animatronic head and torsos of the '90s movies or the big feet of Monster Zero and G1985?
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Re: Special Effects

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:29 am

IMDB Godzilla Resurgence:
Visual Effects by
    Shinji Higuchi ... visual effects director
    Tetsuo Ohya ... visual effects producer
    Katsuro Onoue ... visual effects creative director
    Atsuki Sato ... visual effects supervisor
    Takashi Yamazaki ... visual effects

What is Takashi Yamazaki working on?
Will his stuff from Always 2 -get recycled?
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Re: Special Effects

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:38 am

io9:
The Making Of Godzilla Resurgence's Special Effects
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Re: Special Effects

Postby TerranigmaFreak » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:03 am

The fact that tanks and buildings were CGI shows how people claim they can tell something is CGI are lying. You can't tell good CGI. You can tell bad CGI.
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Re: Special Effects

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:28 am

TerranigmaFreak wrote:The fact that tanks and buildings were CGI shows how people claim they can tell something is CGI are lying. You can't tell good CGI. You can tell bad CGI.

I thought the tanks looked like baldly obvious CGI...:shrug:
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Re: Special Effects

Postby Zack Metoyer » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:31 am

Reminder that this is one of the best looking Japanese science fiction films of all time.

I mean, what more were you expecting?
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Re: Special Effects

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:55 am

io9 Yesterday 5:00pm:
The Team Behind Shin Godzilla's VFX Made a New Monster to Promote Tourism... For a Body of Water
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Re: Special Effects

Postby lhb412 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:59 pm

Oh, now every Japanese landmark's gonna want a kaiju now.

(maybe Mr. Tako was right!)
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Re: Special Effects

Postby Benjamin Haines » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:26 pm

lhb412 wrote:Oh, now every Japanese landmark's gonna want a kaiju now.

(maybe Mr. Tako was right!)


A visionary ahead of his time...

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Re: Special Effects

Postby Mac » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:42 pm

I fully expect Toho to take all the wrong lessons from Shin Godzilla in respect to special effects.
The new Gamera will be worse than Super Monster.
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Re: Special Effects

Postby lhb412 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:09 pm

Mac wrote:I fully expect Toho to take all the wrong lessons from Shin Godzilla in respect to special effects.


It depends. Higuchi was apparently really, really invested in making the 'hybrid technique' work and only went with full CG when they weren't satisfied with the enormous puppet (which had already eaten up so much money and time). If he's still involved in special effects for next live action Godzilla I could see him trying again, or even campaigning for the prospect of doing so even if the execs are all aboard the CGI train.
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