- Aug 18, 2006
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I guess that's the real question, since we're on about the 'cost' of GL's planned TV show....seems quicker, less labor intensive & overall fiscally logical to have green screen hallway conversations rather than build an actual Jedi Temple, you'd think. When the Disney SW parks are complete, maybe they'll shoot some stuff there, LOL.
is it really that much cheaper to film everything as a "Special effect" and have a costly "post production" budget, on every single frame of video he shoots?
he relies heavily on digital post-production... but is it really any "cheaper"..? than shooting 'practical' scenes..? on 'practical' sets..?
I'm suddenly reminded of the show that Ron Moore is doing, post BattleStarGalactica... some kind of scottish medieval time-travelling.. thing.
the whole thing reminds me of the "Kobol" episodes of BSG -- where they just took a film crew into the Vancouver forest and filmed 'real human drama' under natural light.
they've built practically NO sets for this thing (beyond simple wooden structures) -- it seems to be done on a 'shoe-string' budget -- but the 'quality' of the show is on par with BSG. easily.
^^ somehow I don't think GL could do the same thing (on the same budget).
with his expensive green-screen-sound-stages and lengthy post-production-process -- 'assembling' a TV show, like a "cut and paste" montage -- his 'method' seems incredibly expensive. :\
(too expensive for "TV", anyway).
if GL were tasked with making "Outlander" he would no doubt say the same thing: "it's too expensive. I'd have to wait until the costs come down." :whistling:
(so either (a) he wouldn't make it at all , or (b) his version would cost 10x the budget and look like a pixar cartoon). LOL