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Speed Racer uses new filming technique

SpeedRacer.jpgIt seems that the Wachowski Brothers have other things up their sleeves after the new filming technique that they brought to the industry with Matrix as they do the same with Speed Racer. This time there's no bullet time and it's not just a few scenes, this time it's the whole film.

Apparently the Wachowski's are using brand new cameras and techniques to make sure that everything in the frame is in focus, and using high saturation film stock they are bringing out the colours to make it even closer to a comic book.

In a press junket for In The Valley of the Elah Collider and Tommy Lee Jones quiz Susan Sarandon on the camera and what's involved, and it sounds rather interesting.

“They’re using some high def thing that comes with guards and it’s beyond anything I’ve ever...They’re doing something where they’re layering film so that the front and the back are in focus like a cartoon and they’re also doing two dimensional and three dimensional stuff and mixing and everything is very, very saturated with some new kind of film, so they actually have to treat the actors in some way so we can hold our own with the background. So it’s every color that wasn’t in The Matrix is seriously in this film...

...they have these two big, huge, widescreen things…at the end of the day you can see how everything is going to be before it’s treated and they have a room of 200 or 300 guys that are doing all the background...”

It sounds a rather cool technique and it sounds like they are looking for a live action comic effect without the post production styling techniques from Sin City, it sounds like the style will be applied as they film.



I was wondering what in the world they were thinking when I heard they were remaking this franchise.

This news has done the impossible. It's got me willing to look forward to the film.

is it true the Rock is going to be in this film, or am I confusing it with "spy hunter?"

I have to say I haven't heard of Rock being involved in this film.


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