Friday, June 26, 2009

Pulp Mind: Green Screen Movies

I put this on my new Twitter Mind interface, but it isn't as quick on the uptake as I have been led to believe...

So - I put it to the denizens of this corner of the pulp-perverse (say it quickly):

Name some low budget, all-green screen movies for me to look at. I also include short films in that request.

I want to see feature and short films that create a nice cohesive look utilizing greenscreen technology. Throw in a comment or two on what you thought worked and what didn't. Bonus pulp points to those who can also link to "How-to" articles about the film.

10 comments:

James Moran said...

Dude. All of the above:

http://is.gd/1eW8f

The full film, making of stuff, and it cost about 5000 Euros. And it looks superb.

Rob said...

Able Edwards (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395932/) was shot on mini DV (Canon XL-1) at a small green screen stage in Hollywood. No physical sets were used, no film was exposed, nobody got paid.

Cunningham said...

James -

Ya jumped into the pulp mosh pit and came out Conan the fucking barbarian.

I am going to be spending an hour or two with this.

We shall sacrifice a few virgins in your honor, but this being Los Angeles it might take us awhile before we find some. You understand.

Anyone else care to try and top this man's Pulp Fu?

Cunningham said...

Rob - good follow up.
Ya bloodied your knuckles most admirably, sir.

Rob said...

In fact, if you just Google the phrase "shot entirely on green screen" you'll get shedloads of results like http://www.diamondsofmetrovalley.com/ and for shorts, check out http://www.sci-fi-london.tv - there's a whole load of movies, some entirely green screen, like Inferno, others just CGI packed like Avatars oh, and Able Edwards can be watched at Joost:
http://www.joost.com/?playNow=035001p

Cunningham said...

Yes, Rob - I did in fact use the Googlenator 3000 and searched all throughout the electrowebs...

But one thing you're going to find out in this internet world -- it's often better to get a recommendation from a person who "knows" me and my tastes than just a search.

In fact, that strategy is going to be a key factor in web businesses now and in the future.

People check stuff out when I recommend it, and rest assured folks - I check out stuff you send me. It's part of why I receive all the screeners, links, PDF's and "stuff" that I do. I pass along recommendations to stuff I like.

Not picking on you Rob, just making the point to everyone here.

Your opinion matters - at least here in Pulp 2.0 land - so speak up. If you've seen an all green screen movie that rocks - I want to know about it.

Eric Cattani said...

Here's one, Bill.

http://www.conditionhuman.com/

Can't remember how I found it, sorry if it was from you.

Rick M said...

Here's what I find depressing. I was blown away by "Prey Alone." It looked great, action editing was superb, the story had a terrific twist. It had everything, it was a homerun. But take a look at the director's IMDB profile -- he's done nothing since. And you've linked to countless pulpy shorts on YouTube that look similarly great and have 500 views in five years (Prey Alone was made in 2004). Search google for links to this superior free entertainment and you'll find two (to the official site). TWO! It has 2000 views on YouTube. Where is the audience? How could this have led nowhere for its makers? As I said, depressing...

Cunningham said...

RickM - I will address this in a post.

Nathan Shumate said...

Bill, here's my take on Able Edwards:

http://www.coldfusionvideo.com/archives/able-edwards-2004/

Short version: They had the power of the green screen, but they really didn't know what to do with it.