Gravity in post 3D
Alfonso Cuarón's finally has the cast with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, but we never really heard much more than that, until now. The producer David Heyman has been talking about the film and reveals some interesting information.
The most interesting is that it won't be filmed in 3D, so does that mean we're in for Titan-esque post 3D conversion? Oh yes. Another reason to watch the 2D version instead, as if you really needed any more.
"The whole film has been pre-vised and figured out, it's [expletive removed - Richard] awesome. I mean, unlike anything you've seen in space. It's just great. He's a privilege to work with-he's a real visionary."
Okay, so getting through the back slapping comments that he made through Collider and The Playlist, seeing the "pre-vis" work and hearing his comments it does sound rather promising, then he continues with what seems like the standard thing to say these days when we're looking at a highly technical film.
"We're using technology that's never seen before..."
Thankfully though that technology won't be 3D, well not filmed in 3D anyway, and he explains why...
"...because this film is being made almost entirely digitally, a huge amount of it's being made digitally...
...3D felt like a really organic-because so much of it's being done digitally, you can make the 3D in a post process much more easily than if you were shooting all live-action or sitting in a room."
Why make it 3D then? The post production process has never produced anything near the quality of really immersive 3D such as Avatar (Filmstalker review) so why would it suddenly do now? I can't help but think that this is a studio requirement to get the funding for this largely CG film, after all there's not much that you can do practically with an astronaut stranded in space who has to make an unbelievable space walk to get to a space station and safety.
3D aside, there's going to be some of the usually strong Alfonso Cuarón style in there and Heyman confirms.
"This film will be more immersive, I believe, than anything you've seen before. You will really feel like you are in space. It will not be an objective view of space, it will be an immersive view of space. And you know as you say, with Children of Men, he loves these long shots. It's gonna be a really bold, bold film."
That's the part that interests me, 3D Clash post production most definitely does not. Cuarón could deliver something really engaging to a plot which seems so simple.