Rotoscope brings sci-fi movie to life Video
A Scanner Darkly was animated entirely by digital rotoscope, a notoriously difficult and time-consuming process. The new movie was produced using a new software called Rotoshop. Here's a segment of the film.
"A Scanner Darkly" is set in suburban Orange County, California in a future where America has lost the war on drugs. When one reluctant undercover cop is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode. It is a cautionary tale of drug use based on the novel by Philip K. Dick and his own experiences. Like a graphic novel come to life, "A Scanner Darkly" uses live action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process (interpolated rotoscoping) to create a haunting, highly stylized vision of the future. The technology, first employed in Richard Linklater's 2001 film "Waking Life," has evolved to produce even more emotional impact and detail. Written for the screen and directed by Richard Linklater, the film stars Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and Rory Cochrane.
Through modern rotoscoping technology, filmmaker Matthew Austin\r\ngives us four quick and poignant moments animated with vibrant color and\r\ncinematic elegance. Presented by Pocket Shorts UK and featured in the\r\n2006 San Francisco International Film Festival.
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Download.com's Dave Kapoor interviews director Wim Wenders about his new film "Don't Come Knocking."
The acclaimed director speaks about story, the writing process, visuals and locations, the rehearsal process, directing actors, music and soundtrack, editing and postproduction, budgets, shooting on digital versus shooting on film, distribution, DVDs, and the digital lifestyle.
Wenders' latest film, "Don't Come Knocking," opens in theaters March 24, 2006. Check out the movie trailer here.
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The week in a minute brings an animated Keanu Reeves, "Mr. Presidente," and a "Cock and Bull Story."
1.) "Firefox: The Office"
2.) "Steak Au Van"
3.) E-40: "The Making of the 'Tell Me When To Go' Video"
4.) "A Scanner Darkly" trailer
5.) American Express: Jerry Seinfeld
6.) Kinky: "Presidente"
7.) "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story" trailer
8.) M-1: "Till We Get There"
9.) "Click" trailer
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