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Sky Tower featurette for Tom Cruise's Oblivion shows some great innovation

03.26.2013
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Another in-depth featurette for Joseph Kosinski's OBLIVION, starring Tom Cruise, has popped online, this time focusing on the Sky Tower.  Serving as the operating base for Cruise and co-star Andrea Riseborough, the set piece used to recreate the spindling tower for the film is an innovative and simple piece of work.  The filmmakers went to a volcano in Maui to shoot footage of the sky and clouds in all different types of light, then projected it on surrounding screens on the actual set.  This allowed the actual reflection of that light on the set, effectively recreating the "effect" of real light on the set. 

Where many would deem to use artificial lighting or blue/green screen, Kosinski took a much more direct and simplified approach that has helped to make a more organic and immersive environment, as evidenced in the trailers thus far.  Seeing the work that's gone into the production, the dedication of the actors, and the "small" story approach being taken gives me that much more respect for the film and drives my anticipation for it even higher than before.

Take a look:

OBLIVION, starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is set to take off on April 19, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: Joseph Kosinski needs to be on a Star Wars movie. Any Star Wars movie will do.
Source: IGN

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4:10PM on 03/26/2013
Surprisingly cool!
Surprisingly cool!
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3:36PM on 03/26/2013

Death to unnecessary CGI!

Seems Kosinski could teach Spielberg and Lucas a thing or two :)
This movie is going to be great!
Seems Kosinski could teach Spielberg and Lucas a thing or two :)
This movie is going to be great!
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2:14PM on 03/26/2013

Ya this is awesome and all...

but the real star is Zach Alexander's moustache!
but the real star is Zach Alexander's moustache!
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2:12PM on 03/26/2013

Ya this is awesome and all...

but the real star is Zach Alexander's moustache!
but the real star is Zach Alexander's moustache!
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1:15PM on 03/26/2013
Can not wait for this. That's such a great new innovative idea. Filmmaking kicks ass!!!
Can not wait for this. That's such a great new innovative idea. Filmmaking kicks ass!!!
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12:23PM on 03/26/2013
The use of video front-projection is a fantastic, sorta old school idea and a very clever way to eliminate the reflection of blue or green screen on that shiny set. Looking forward to this, Kosinki really impressed with Tron Legacy. And also, take a gander at that moustache on projection services guy Zach Alexander!
The use of video front-projection is a fantastic, sorta old school idea and a very clever way to eliminate the reflection of blue or green screen on that shiny set. Looking forward to this, Kosinki really impressed with Tron Legacy. And also, take a gander at that moustache on projection services guy Zach Alexander!
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1:01PM on 03/26/2013
Right?
Right?
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12:22PM on 03/26/2013
Ok now that is downright awesome.
Ok now that is downright awesome.
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