Posts Tagged ‘video’
This is a little behind, since the episode aired last night. For those who just can’t get enough –and we know who we are- here’s is Eric Kripke, giving his take on Metamorphosis from his desk.
What did you think of Metamorphosis?
Check out next weeks episode ‘Monster Movie’. Looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to see Dean in his Lederhosen! That’s the way for the boys to chase vampires.
Do you love these winks and nods to the genre’s retro roots? Leave your comments, and let us know what you think?
Eric Kripke gives his synopsis of what to expect in Supernatural episode 4.02 Are You There, God? It’s Me, Dean Winchester.
This will be very curious having the boys running into Bible territory. Could this be another ruse? What’s going on? How are they going to reconcile the differences between Supernatural mythology and bible explanations –at least the ones that most people agree are pretty clear?
What do you think about the new direction for Dean? He has an awful lot to deal with.
Lazarus Rising was an interesting kick. Dean is back. Was it too easy for you, fellow fans? Well, now the boys are on the case to discover what the heck happened, and why. We know a little, but why, exactly, did the person who brought Dean back bring Dean back? What is Dean Winchester’s mission in life, now that he has it again?
The journey continues, next Thursday, in Are You There, God? It’s Me, Dean. Here’s the preview, if you haven’t watched it enough times, yet.
Anyone remember the Venture Brothers, specifically, the ninth episode?
Okay, this is super short. It’s Eric Kripke, in his chair, with a short synopsis of Lazarus Rising. By now, you probably know the short of what happens to Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), in tonight’s episode of Supernatural. Now, we just need to find out how and why.
“Um, waiter! Could I get one of those ‘Get out of Hell’ cards, please? Thanks so much.”
Are you excited and nervous, like I am?
Next March, we’ll finally get to see the new, spectacular looking Watchmen. The film, directed by 300’s Zach Snyder, has an awesome cast, as well, including Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup, and Supernatural patriarch Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
In July, this trailer blew away the fans at Comic-Con.
March 6 sounds so far away, no?
Okay. Thanks to missyjack, who commented on my post yesterday (Supernatural Making the Cut Winner), I have a huge correction to make. Promax actually announced the Making the Cut winners back in June. The winner was a video for Gossip Girl, submitted by Joe Kutilek of Iowa State University. A few Supernatural promos made it to the finals, though.
So, along with my huge mea culpa, as penance, I offer here a couple of the finalists, who submitted Supernatural videos.
Amanda Edling (Art Institute of Colorado): Supernatural
More after the break… (more…)
NOTE: Yesterday, I got so excited, when I was preening the releases from the past week, that I totally messed this one up. It’s still good. After reading missyjack’s comment, I remember watching last year’s entries, and thinking how many of the non-winners I actually liked a lot. Alas. C’est la guerre, mes amis!
The votes are tallied for the
2008  Making the Cut contest. Students, video and film producers to be, sent in their entries for this contest to select the best Supernatural promotional video. After months of hard work by the contestants, and deliberation by the panel, the winner is…
What was your favorite video?
Supernatural has done an amazing job at special effects that don’t tread into the cheesy. Recently, series creator Eric Kripke stated that they learned their lesson in Wendigo. Anyone who’s seen The Six Million Dollar Man [in 2008, that's Bill Gate's lunch money] fight Bigfoot, or had to sit through a Power Rangers battle against a big rubber villain, knows that good special effects are no easy feat.
Even more challenging is the animation of realistic human faces. It’s a cliché in the CGI world that the more realistic human animation becomes, the less convincing it becomes. Supernatural, whose real charm is its human story uses makeup, and the largely unseen to do its evil bidding. Buffy and Angel of the also-very-human Whedonverse, relied heavily on a crack staff of makeup artists, as well. What if, though, they could create a world of evil, humanoid beasties that pushed the edge but didn’t cost an arm and a leg? What if a human actor could work the magic in front of a video camera, with no sensors pasted on the face, and have the computer generate a realistic demon, bigfoot, or wendigo?
Image-Metrics seems to have an answer to that question. It may be some time before the really good stuff becomes available –2020?- but its use in television and film, and, even more, in video games, could make for some incredible results!
Check out this demo of “Emily”. At the end, you’ll see the real actress, but the rest is all computer generated.
Would this be useful technology for shows like Supernatural? Leave your comments, and let’s hear what you think!