The technical process of motion capturing Robert Zemeckis' 'Beowulf' is explained in 10 chapters: The Volume; "T" Pose Prep; What is E.O.G.?; Lay of the Land; Givin' props; Scanners; Stunts... See full summary »
The technical process of motion capturing Robert Zemeckis' 'Beowulf' is explained in 10 chapters: The Volume; "T" Pose Prep; What is E.O.G.?; Lay of the Land; Givin' props; Scanners; Stunts and rigs; Plan of Attack; Fight me and Baby, it's cold inside. Written by
This is a series of featurettes with a combined running time of about 21 minutes, found on the 2-Disc Director's Cut DVD of Beowulf. The following may seem petty at first, so please bear with me; the menu is very poorly done. There is no play all, in spite of every single one of these being two minutes or less, so you constantly have to be ready to start the next one. It's ten parts, split into pages with five, and once you've watched the first 5, it'll jump back up to highlight the first one, rather than switch to the next batch of them. Did they just not care about making it user-friendly? I'm honestly not sure I see any issue with sticking them all together in one bunch(it's not even half an hour in total), and making each be a chapter, so that you can skip them with the remote if you don't want to see that particular one. These consist of behind-the-scenes footage including a bit of pre-vis, interviews and clips of the film. They're well-edited and none overstay their welcome. Everything is explained pretty well, and there is interesting information in these. It may be difficult to look the actors in the eyes again after you see them strutting around(not to mention that silly dance) in neon-colored spandex, but if you want to know more, these'll do nicely. The language in this is censored. I recommend this to those who want to delve deeper into the making of the movie. 7/10
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