Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Postby kostmayer » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:03 pm

For me, the painted backgrounds of TNG still look amazing.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Postby Sionnach Glic » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:49 pm

I too love a good background painting. Some of them look beautiful.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Postby Tyyr » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:59 pm

I like FX, they're great, but after soo many crappy uses of CGI sets, the Star Wars prequels, GI Joe, and Sanctuary, I think I can safely say that we are not to the point where people can create CGI sets that don't immediately scream, CGI!
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Postby Graham Kennedy » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:24 pm

Huh, Spartacus : Blood and Sand had CGI sets?

I honestly did not know that. I mean, I assumed the wide angle shots showing the building on the edge of the cliff were CGI... but the actual sets themselves? Nope, didn't have a clue.

Guess that's score one for the CGI sets then...
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Postby Sionnach Glic » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:11 pm

Sorry, I should probably have put "background" instead of "set". The buildings, rooms, streets, etc are all real. Everything else is not. And it looks spectacularly fake.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:58 pm

Well, stuff like that never bothered me too much. I grew up on Blake's 7 and Doctor Who, where half the time the physical sets were made of tinfoil and wobbled every time an actor moved and where ships and even characters were sometimes portrayed by cardboard cutouts. CGI sets look pretty damn good to me.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Postby shran » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:57 pm

I suppose there is a point in not using a physical set. Most sets seem to be constructed to last as long as the series, as mostly the series don't get a follow-up and thus the sets don't need to last much longer than that. Keeping the sets after such a period wil cause the set to break down hard, so much in fact that rebuilding it would be more costly than building a new one. A similar thing happedned at several world expo's. Most buildings wouldn't last more than a year because they wer made out of wood and plaster and were not made to last longer than that.
Making the sets out of CGI would be cheaper and more useful as in that they will not decay while stored digitally, and can be altered far easier.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Postby Mark » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:00 pm

I remember when the coolest set in existence was the interior shot of KITT :wink:
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Postby kostmayer » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:21 pm

Mark wrote:I remember when the coolest set in existence was the interior shot of KITT :wink:


Still is.
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