Iron Sky Shoot, Day 19: Shooting with Little Green Men

January 12th, 2011 by Timo Vuorensola

Yesterday we shot our first day at the Warner studios in Gold Coast, at Stage 5. We started out with quite a complicated zero-1/6th-1-g -gravity sequence, which did take a bit to be thought through and shot so that it actually works. Luckily we have a great stunt coordinator – Darko Tuskan – with us here, and he’d been rehearsing with both stunts and actors the scenes beforehand. Still, when there are people hanging on harnesses – it’s never easy, not even with the most experienced people.

The studio is a wonderful place to work. Everything is so peaceful, close and it’s nice and air-conditioned inside there. We have erected a huge greenscreen surrounding most of the studio, and it’s making me a bit sick – everywhere I look is just plain green. It’s like being greenscreenblinded.

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3 Responses to “Iron Sky Shoot, Day 19: Shooting with Little Green Men”

  1. Jaap says:

    I song for the studio shootings:

    ”I see I studios of green… RED cameras too
    I see the them clip, for annoyance’s sake and for you
    And I think to myself… what a faked world

    I see roofs of gray… rigs with light
    Bright tungsten white… a stressed plight
    And I think to myself… what a faked world

    The colors of the gels… so pretty and high
    But so disturbing for crew passing by
    I see the director thinking… what to do?
    But that doesn’t matter… this situation is new

    I see characters dying… with lots of fake blood
    I’m making a true movie… it feels so darn good
    And I think to myself… what a faked world”

    If somebody wants to sing and record this, be my quest! ;)

    Btw, Tim Burton wore colored glasses on the set of Alice in Wonderland to prevent the green driving him crazy. Idea?

    Break a leg everyone! (not literally, guys!)

  2. Salmar says:

    Nice song, Jaap!

    And colored glasses sounds like fun – pink screen should be real trippy :)

  3. Max Fun says:

    Soo… Filming low-gravity didn’t appear too expensive or difficult after all? It takes a big hall and lots of green screen, plus cranes, ropes and stunts – but it was arrangeable. Gotta say I’m looking forward to seeing the results of these sequences on the film. I guess it was worth pressing on Samuli a bit for this to happen. :D

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