A lot of blue screen work?

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Taur Nolofinwë 27/Dec/2004 at 04:22 AM
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Hiya, I post this thread in "Middle-earth Locations" because I think that the movie makers use a lot of blue screen work, and that the actors not all of the time stay on the real locations, so I think that a lot of locations are making by the computer... That’s what I think, and ocourse the most locations are real (not making by the computer) but a lot of blue screen work they apply also well!!!

Gilestel 27/Dec/2004 at 04:43 AM
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NolofinweOronra .......err what is the point of your topic. Of course majority of the the stuff in the movies is blue screen work because it is easier than taking the charecters to a real set. And it is easier for the actors too. They don’t have to move around too much. But still I’m sure some of them are not really blue screen work. If I recall correctly, they actually made the whole village of Hobbitton for the movie set. Anyway I think this belongs in the movie forums.
Taur Nolofinwë 27/Dec/2004 at 04:54 AM
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Well, what I mean to say is that some locations are made by the computer and not real!! So that the actors play for a blue screen and that they put a real location after the actors!!
 But if I post this in the movie forums, I think personal that the admins my thread put in the Basic Lore and Advanced Lore, so that is the reason that I put my thread here!
Fëawen 27/Dec/2004 at 07:43 AM
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Bump to move to the Movies Forum.
Searogim 27/Dec/2004 at 04:27 PM
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Ok, I’m not really sure what we are supposed to be discussing here .  Yes blue screen was used for some of the locations in the movies, but this was only for the backgrounds, not the whole landscape as far as I know.  But I don’t see the problem with this, it would have been near impossible for them to do it any other way.
Taur Nolofinwë 28/Dec/2004 at 02:01 AM
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Indeed Searigim, blue screen was used for background and what I mean that blue screen was used for some locations backgrounds if you understand my. That some locations are not real, they are made by the computer and that I mean with blue screen work! But ofcourse, the most locations are real, but sometimes they use blue screen
Storm Banba 28/Dec/2004 at 04:50 AM
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The tools of the movie makers nowadays are numerous and varied, any director who does not use what is available is asking for trouble. Computer graphics has moved in leaps and bounds in recent years, why not use it in combination  with a blue screen background. And far less costly than really blowing up a large under ground bridge.
Kale Silvermane 28/Dec/2004 at 05:36 AM
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Since movies have been made, they have been painting backdrops to make the background. Back in the times of early movie magic they could not afford to travel to places such as New Zeland. And even know that that is something we can do. We can’t afford to blow up things, or shape the land to make the movie. So in some cases, they use the computer to do that.
Caéwýn 29/Dec/2004 at 02:25 AM
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a lot of ’bigatures and minitures’ were made as well, models or pieces of different settings and places, if you watch the appendices, they show you all about them, and how the fitted cameras in them and zoomed in on certain spots. Obviously some things had to be done on blue screen, just because of the different size of races, such as hobbits and Istari in scenes together, and then scenes with Gollum etc. It must be really hard to act with nothing around you, a credit to the actor’s themselves for doing a fantastic job.
Taur Nolofinwë 29/Dec/2004 at 04:23 AM
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Yes indeed Caewýn Sharrasi... and I would like to congrat’s you with your 4000 points
Satanta 29/Dec/2004 at 04:53 AM
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What’s the point of this thread??
Aisil 29/Dec/2004 at 05:35 AM
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yes, they did many things with blue screens. I think that makes it quite a loth ahrder for the actors because they`re not at the real location wich makes it harder to imagine how they should act. Though they did it very, very well and the graphics were absolutely amazing so...jeej for the blue screen
Celinawyn 29/Dec/2004 at 12:09 PM
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Many scenes with Gollum were done with a blue screen and some others, like most of those in Khazad-dum for example. It is also difficult with the different sizes of the hobbits and the dwarves, so that they had to use many doubles and miniatures there. With that much work it is sometimes amazing that there are not more mistakes..Of course it is more difficult for actors to act in front of a blue screen than in the scenery, but they did a good job. Andy Serkis probably helped a lot!
Taur Nolofinwë 30/Dec/2004 at 07:08 AM
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Satanta, the point of this thread is; That the movie makers use a lot of blue screen work and you can post your "opinion" (not a real opinion because that’s a survey) in this discuss thread 

Celinwyn; Gollum was only blue screen work, Gollum was a real actor in a blue shirt etc. they have made Gollum with the computer!