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Barbara Ling, production designer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, discusses how she was able to turn back time and recreate 1960’s Hollywood.
Barbara and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how Quentin Tarantino kept the film’s script a secret, how she restored Hollywood to the 1960’s, not using green screen, sourcing vintage props from eBay, filming the real Playboy Mansion, the challenges of filming on Hollywood Boulevard, and much more.
Join them as they discuss:
How Barbara got involved in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
How Quentin Tarantino kept the film’s script a secret
Recreating Hollywood in the 1960s
The lengthy process of shutting down parts of Hollywood Boulevard
Why Quentin Tarantino did not want to use green screen or background plates for sets
How they managed to block off highways to film
Why it was so challenging to recreate a 1960s Taco Bell
Why eBay was an amazing resource for creating the film
Creating the Nazi Germany sets
Barbara’s most challenging set in the film
Barbara’s process creating sets that represent the characters
About The Go Creative Show
The Go Creative Show has become one of the most listened-to podcasts of its kind. It continues to grow filled with shared experiences and gear talk, as it informs, entertains, and inspires its audience. Shows have included interesting guests like Jeff Cronenweth (Director of Photography : Gone Girl, Social Network, Fight Club), Stefan Czapsky (Director of Photography : Max, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood), Michael Slovis (Director of Photography: Breaking Bad, CSI), Igor Martinovic (Director of Photography: House of Cards), Tim Webber (Visual Effects Supervisor: Gravity, Avatar), David Burr (DP Second Unit: Mad Max: Fury Road), David Franco (Director of Photography: Boardwalk Empire), Tim Ives (Director of Photography: Stranger Things), Salvatore Totino (Director of Photography: Everest), Zach Zamboni (Cinematographer: Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown).
Wouldn’t you know it? You’re a demon living on Earth for the past 6000 years, and you’ve finally persuaded your angelic counterpart to help you stop the end of the world, and now you can’t remember where you left the 11 year old Antichrist. Such are the tribulations of Good Omens, the newly posted Amazon Prime Video series based on the beloved 1990 classic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. We spoke with the Oscar, Emmy, and BAFTA-winning team at Milk VFX about how they brought this epic comic fantasy to life.
It's safe to say that there's no other VFX vendor in the world quite like capital T, let alone one that is constantly contributing to films like Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, as well as the critically acclaimed TV series, American Gods. What makes capital T unique is that they’re a two person, husband and wife team, who work from their home office ??" a beach house in Hawaii. You'll be inspired by what 2 people can do, if also a little envious of where they're doing it!
At the center of one of the biggest films in history, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War, stands Thanos, a CG character whose emotional range became a major contribution to the film's success. Creative COW Contributing Editor Hillary Lewis spoke with Weta Digital VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken about the challenges of their work on this remarkably compelling character and his world.
Producer Joel Silver and Director X called on VFX Legion to tackle 100+ shots designed to amp up the impact of the raw violence in Sony’s reboot of the iconic ‘70’s film. The reboot of ‘Superfly’ puts a modern, stylish spin on the original 1972 film about a Harlem drug dealer trying to score one last deal before getting out of ‘the game.’ Set in present-day Atlanta, the Mecca of today’s popping music scene, the action is driven by a hip-hop soundtrack curated by Future. The city’s distinctive style is the backdrop for a new generation of affluent, extravagant drug kingpins that takes violence to the extreme.
When Disney announced that they would be making a new Star Wars movie every year for at least 10 years I was both excited and a bit skeptical. In 2012 when Lucas sold his company to Disney for $4billion, he included his outlines of Episodes VII, VIII and IX. But Disney and Co. decided to discard these stories and start over, also discarding the extended universe of comics and books that millions of SW fans had grown to love. Adding JJ Abrams to the mix was icing on the cake for SW fans who have become critical of SW. But Lawrence Kasdan was the saving grace, who wrote a script for VII that the original actors could get behind. So, how much Star Wars is too much?
Seth Reed is the Emmy®-nominated production designer for the National Geographic miniseries The Long Road Home. Seth joins Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to discuss the challenges and benefits of shooting at Fort Hood in Texas and how he created the biggest standing set in North America.
Todd McCarthy, veteran film critic and historian, in his review of director Jon Favreau's new, stunning adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book declared, "...the visual effects team led by Robert Legato and (MPC's) Adam Valdez has both created sumptuous settings that look as lifelike as any CGI ever presented in a studio feature and integrated both humans and animal characters in them in seamless ways."
Remote post-production and visual effects studio VFX Legion has released its breakdown reel for the incendiary Hardcore Henry.
The reel reveals the work that went into the first-person perspective action film, from augmenting violence to stitching shots together into one continuous sequence.
VFX legend Steve Wright helped Italy's Sky 3D tackle an epic project, as Italian all-3D television station set out to present the city of Florence and the masterpieces of Renaissance art housed in the Uffizi Gallery in a spectacular stereoscopic 3D movie shown in 60 countries around the world. While the majority of the film was shot stereoscopically, Steve's challenge was to use Nuke to present some of the world's most precious artworks fully dimensionalized. Here's how he pulled it off.
As the first show to create a rabid, real-time internet fandom, devotion to "The X-Files" has been growing in intensity with each year since the original series finale, with a fanbase that is clever, thoughtful, and largely female. Not that there's any shortage of male X-Philes, but there's a generation of women who was inspired to technical careers by the Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully. Kylee Peña is among them, and additionally very specifically inspired by the production values of "The X-Files" to build a career in the technology of TV storytelling in particular. Here's Kylee's look at what it has meant to be a female fan of the art, technology, and empowerment of "The X-Files" in the 21st century.