Saturday, 28 November 2009

2012 (Film)

Today, after the crit and being some 3 painful hours working, I had the chance to go to the cinema to watch "2012".

As I started to watch I heard that voice in my head "not again a all you can destroy- film", but as the film went on, I, not only saw destruction, but also a sad story of a relationship between father and son right in the middle of that natural warfare.
The storyline is not much to tell about it, the world going to end in 2012 lets built some arks and do just like Noah. but in the middle of the basic storyline, you find how politics and money would influence the people staying in those arks.

To go over a more technical point of view, the CG used in there is unbelievably great, everything when is destroyed takes this organic form just like the is being destroyed by a gigantic earthquake Also amazing dynamic shots special while inside the plane, where you take the pilot pov. Something that really interesting was the fact when I was looking at the screen, the quality of the recording was so realistic, It made the spectator actually feel that was in the middle of the all thing, maybe because of the camera lenses used I don't know but that is something I will have to research.


tutorphil said...

Hi everyone – hope you’re relaxing after your five weeks and crit…

In preparation for your next unit, I thought it might be useful to introduce you all to a couple of third year students, whose projects are very environment-based (in different ways and with different emphases) and who are in the later stages of their respective projects; I’d like you to follow their progress – so introduce yourselves and don’t be shy!

Dave Keefe at
Leanne McGuire at

Pol Winandy said...

Hi I'm Pol from 3rd year.

I haven't seen the film but it seems as if the trailer showed pretty much everything.

It's like Day After Tomorrow and Independance Day. Same concept: society gets destroyed by larger uncontrollable force.

The interesting part is why cinema is increasingly focusing on this subject.

tutorphil said...

Also – take a look at the following project blog – a collaboration between 2 third years, Pol Winandy and Jon Stewart; they’re creating an action-packed animated short; their attention to detail is formidable and they’re also working through all the inevitable tensions/complications that come with group working. It’s been a long, intense experience for them both, and, with five weeks to go, they’re moving into an even more pressurised phase. The environment stage is in the offing – so follow their progress and get a real insight into the minutiae of CG and story-telling; meet the future!

tutorphil said...

Me again!

Phil Hosking has just set up a blog - it's early days, but go say hello...

Ruben Alexandre said...

Indeed Phil, I was following most of those blogs really interesting projects in there, something looking forward to aspiring to.

See you tomorrow for some new briefing :)