Chris55 wrote:goji1986 wrote:
You're forgetting, though, that Monsters has way more visual effects than 40 seconds, and it's not even monster action. Do you think those quarantine signs, the gigantic fence, helicopters, tanks, etc. were all there on location? I think people don't realize that this is in fact an effects-heavy film, just not in the traditional sense.
And Chris, you're still not the one who's doing the effects. You're hiring out someone to do it and I'm sure their work is fantastic. But if you want, you can hire somebody else to handle a scene or two. Edwards did it himself, in addition to writing, producing, directing, and shooting.
Yeah but when you know the ins and out, know the workflow, and have been at it every step of the way like I have, I can see how people get impressed on the other end. I actually work with my artists, sit down with them and watch them and not just hand off assignments to them and cut them a check at the end of the day.
You're also forgetting that his Edwards does this for a living. Putting the monsters in at night is WAY easier than putting them in day shots. Day shots are FAR less forgiving for mistakes/blemishes than night shots.
I don't understand why you're blasting this so hard. Is there any other advantage to putting the monsters in the day other than 'it's harder'? Why needlessly put yourself in a difficult position if it doesn't help the story or the feeling? He probably initially put them at night because nighttime is scarier than daytime. Yes it's easier, but who cares? Why get all nuts about it?