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Comment: Re:Then where will we fix everything?!?!?!!! (Score 1) 79

by mug funky (#44914745) Attached to: LucasFilm Combines Video Games and Movies To Eliminate Post-Production

they're talking about offloading post to pre...

the work will all still be there, only now there's even more for the poor assistant editor to wrangle, because files wont be nicely named if they're done in a rush on set. forget about shot numbers, reel numbers, timecode, etc etc.

more to do means more to forget, fuck up your shot, and have to fix in post.

Comment: Re:Well, yea? (Score 1) 79

by mug funky (#44914717) Attached to: LucasFilm Combines Video Games and Movies To Eliminate Post-Production

cinematographers like it choppy.

change it and the film changes.

not saying it's good, just that frame-rates aren't everything to consider in a movie, as you're not whipping your virtual head all over the place. a camera isn't the same as a player's head in an FPS, and there's a whole language of how to move that camera around and how best to point it at things (and how to cast light on that thing in the best way possible to produce a certain effect).

besides, most of post is editing. something george lucas is quite familiar with given how many times he's revisited his little trilogy. editing will not go away until we get one-take actors (and more importantly one-take directors!).

*disclaimer - i work in post, but mercifully not VFX.

Comment: Re:Austrailians as stupid as Americans? (Score 2) 343

by mug funky (#44795787) Attached to: Australia Elects Libertarian-Leaning Senator (By Accident)

not entirely. the flow on of preferences is fiendishly complicated, even if you only vote above the line.

the below-the-line votes haven't even been counted yet. in my state there were 97 boxes that you had to put a number in. one number wrong and the vote doesn't count.

add to that the fact that most people still don't know how preferential voting works.

tl;dr: i drew a 4 foot long dick on my senate ballot, after meticulously numbering 97 candidates in ascending order of my hatred of the candidate.

non-australians: our Liberal party is basically the opposite of liberal.

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