Bison256 wrote: ↑April 11th, 2021, 12:03 pm Did sony use product placement to help finance the film?Ofcourse! Why do you ask? I mean it's common to spread costs like this?
robbritton wrote: ↑April 11th, 2021, 12:36 pmNo prob! Just having fun.
timeware wrote: ↑April 11th, 2021, 12:04 pm To give us net nerds something to bitch about. I really think that this could have worked just as well with puppetry , although I wouldn't change a thing.I think you really underestimate how hard and expensive it is to shoot with a bunch of puppets that have to do very specific things.
I have no doubt they will use puppetry for bigger ghosts, but free roaming mini pufts on a rampage that set themselves on fire while having a medium to low budget? Yeah, those need to be done with CGI.
Davideverona wrote: ↑April 11th, 2021, 3:37 pm The only practical effect in this scene was the bulging of the Marshmallow bagYeah, even the bbq was probably cgi. As was the roomba. Probably the two whole scenes with the Pufts running amok.
It's just easier lighting, reflection and interaction-wise.
deadderek wrote: ↑April 11th, 2021, 9:05 am For those who want to see the Mini-Pufts scene UNCROPPED:What a difference that makes. The clip no longer has the weird commercial feel. The shot compositions seem less haphazard & more deliberate. That makes a HUGE difference for me. How did they manage to get this?
Having had time to process ... I am on the fence about Mini Pufts as a concept. They tread a fine line for me, so it will depend on how prominent and well executed they are in the movie itself. I'm hoping it has more new ghost designs like Muncher, but it wouldn't be a deal-breaker either way so long as the film is good.
Coover5 wrote:Admittedly, i was disappointed by how small the mini-pufts were when I first saw them as I had been hoping for something like the Marshmallow Minis from the video game. But I've become excited by the concept when the comparison to Gremlins came up. It got me thinking about real gremlins (well, gremlins of folklore) that sabotage machinery. These pufts are small and soft enough to crawl into walls and be passed off as nothing more than mice. But they're also dexterous enough to do some serious damage. They could crawl up into a pack (maybe), the containment unit or the Ecto and do some serious damage.It depends how they're handled, but there was nothing about the original Stay Puft or Gozer, which demonstrated the characteristics of Gremlins (or Minions). That's overthinking it maybe - the context will add a lot.
Still... gunner seat and Muncher are 10/10 so regardless of how Mini Pufts turn out, I'm still very hyped.
RichardLess wrote: ↑April 12th, 2021, 1:38 amThat makes a HUGE difference for me. How did they manage to get this?Cuz we've got friends in Sony places.
Bison256 wrote: ↑April 12th, 2021, 6:24 amWasn't that kind of the way they originally envisioned Puft materializing in NY harbor back during the original film production?
That would be awesome to finally see that realized. I'd be surprised if they passed up that chance, actually.
I think they're divorced but on good terms with each other.
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