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Pirates 3 effects pic

May. 8, 2007by: Ben Barna
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A few days ago I posted a picture that showed Orlando Bloom swimming in a sea of balls on the set of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END. I know I’m hammering that joke into the ground but I’ve got nothing else. Really, I don’t. But what I do have is a before and after special effects shot from the POTC:3 set that shows you a bit of how they went about creating Davey Jones—who is perhaps the greatest visual effects achievement to this day—and his pack of sea-creature cohorts. The trick with Davey Jones is that the talented folks over at Industrial Light & Magic figured out a way to perform motion capture techniques ON SET, as opposed to in front of a blue screen. Check out shots below, that’s Bill Nighy (LOVE, ACTUALLY) with the black makeup around his eyes and mouth, and click on it to ENLARGE.
Extra Tidbit: Many critics initially believed that Nighy was wearing prosthetics, because of the character's unprecedented realism.
Source: The Movie Blog

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5:26PM on 05/08/2007

Impact on Hellboy2?

Considering how well this is done one might wonder if it would make sense to use the same technique for Hellboy. The prosthetics were great, but i'm sure they wouldn't mind dropping the 8 hours of daily makeup. It will all come down to budget i guess.
Considering how well this is done one might wonder if it would make sense to use the same technique for Hellboy. The prosthetics were great, but i'm sure they wouldn't mind dropping the 8 hours of daily makeup. It will all come down to budget i guess.
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4:46PM on 05/08/2007
UN-friggin'-BELIAVABLE!
Just one question, so far I havent heard anything on the Cracken...is the beastie gonna come back or what???
UN-friggin'-BELIAVABLE!
Just one question, so far I havent heard anything on the Cracken...is the beastie gonna come back or what???
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2:03PM on 05/08/2007
The top picture looks like a cheezy 80's scifi movie... (about space pirates of course)
The top picture looks like a cheezy 80's scifi movie... (about space pirates of course)
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12:15PM on 05/08/2007

Beautiful.


The effects on Davey Jones were gorgeous. His tentacles were slimy and slippery and looked perfectly tangible.

Also impressive was the fact that you could still recognize Nighy behind it all. I didn't know that it was him going in to the flick, but after the first scene with Jones, I knew it was him from the eyes.

Excellent shit. If only the Kraken at the end looked as good.

The effects on Davey Jones were gorgeous. His tentacles were slimy and slippery and looked perfectly tangible.

Also impressive was the fact that you could still recognize Nighy behind it all. I didn't know that it was him going in to the flick, but after the first scene with Jones, I knew it was him from the eyes.

Excellent shit. If only the Kraken at the end looked as good.
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2:54AM on 05/08/2007

Davey Jones is impressive

When I saw Pirates 2, I kept paying VERY VERY close attention to his tentacled beard, because it was photorealistic 99% of the time, and I knew it was CGI, but if I was an average moviegoer I'd think it was puppetry mixed with some CGI. Extremely impressive work.
When I saw Pirates 2, I kept paying VERY VERY close attention to his tentacled beard, because it was photorealistic 99% of the time, and I knew it was CGI, but if I was an average moviegoer I'd think it was puppetry mixed with some CGI. Extremely impressive work.
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