You seem to have a lot of info on
your site. some of which I didn't know myself (and I'm working on the film). Jack Huston (Wulfric), broke his collarbone
doing his own stunt. The shot where he dives under the Morwin. From then on he only held a sword handle. The
rest of the sword was added in CG.
Also, the Stunt guys on the set, had
one stunt they liked more then anything else. They strap a harness on you, then
wrap the cord around your waist, then yank you into the air spinning. You'll
see this stunt preformed on almost every attack... about 90% of the time.
That said, the actors did a hell of a
job trying to make the messed up direction look like a real film. Everyone
wants this to be a great film. but...
Any film with 13 producers is in
trouble from the start.
The Director, Howard, has been
working on this film for about 12 years, and every time he is asked about what
the creature should be doing in a shot, he has two possible responses. 1)
"I'm not sure, what do you think would be cool?" 2) He will say
something that is either out of character for the creature, or silly, but he
thinks is cool. And no matter what he says the first time, it will change every
time he sees it.
To give you an idea of what we have
to work with. The film was 5 hours and had to be reduced to 90 min. so Howard
tells people to extend the shots. Make them longer. When he was told that this
would make the film longer then 5 hours, not less, he stopped for a moment, and
says "Oh.... yeah... um.... good point."
Just for fun, count how many times
the creature swallows the camera. Every time the creature runs or jumps, it
runs or jumps at the camera. The comment
will always come down to the animators to move the creature so that the camera
enters the creatures throat. They all end with a tonsil black-out shot.
Despite having a large cutout of the
creature to use on set (for the actors, and setting up the camera shots), after
it was removed (to shoot the actual
shot) he would reposition the camera to frame the people. Now the effects people
have to create the missing Backgrounds, so that there is a place to put the
creature in the frame.
There are around 200 effects shots on
this film. 40 have been finaled. Of the 40, half have been Un-Finaled. Of the
20 that are still finaled, Zero have made it to film finals.
You can now understand why it has
taken Howard over 10 years to make this film.
Feel free to research this stuff. You
will also find a lot of quotes from Howard, and David Koocolich (sp). Both are equally entertaining in their ideas,
and comments on set.