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Old 06-14-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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How come there is only one thing that the digital special effects people can't figure out a way to do: Why do wheels on cars and stage-coaches still look like they are going backwards? Can't they fix that?

They can make a camera go right in the side window of a drifting Mercedes, past the driver's chin, and out the other side, but they can't make the wheels go around the right way.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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Stage coach wheels are old technology. If they upgraded to Stagecoach Vista or Stagecoach 7, then they would go the right way.

Movie film is still projected at 24 frames per second. That means that to be consistent, SE has to match that "look" or have the real wheels become even more obvious and distracting than the SE ones. There are tons of compromises in movie-making.

Most SE in movies are ****e anyway, aimed at the teen and pre-teen audiences. You worry about wheels going backwards, while in the recent James Bond or Sherlock films, the back-to-back chases are SO unrealistic that adults get bored and go for a pee break until the SE crew gets through jerking off and showing their director what toys they can use.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:40 PM
 
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Stage coach wheels are old technology. If they upgraded to Stagecoach Vista or Stagecoach 7, then they would go the right way.

Movie film is still projected at 24 frames per second. That means that to be consistent, SE has to match that "look" or have the real wheels become even more obvious and distracting than the SE ones. There are tons of compromises in movie-making.

Most SE in movies are ****e anyway, aimed at the teen and pre-teen audiences. You worry about wheels going backwards, while in the recent James Bond or Sherlock films, the back-to-back chases are SO unrealistic that adults get bored and go for a pee break until the SE crew gets through jerking off and showing their director what toys they can use.
But I see wheels going the wrong way in TV ads, which are not reel-to-reel 35mm film. They are so packed tight with digital effects, the wheels might be the only things left intact. They're trying to sell me a $55K Mercedes, you'd think they'd want me to think the wheels go around the right way. They can digitally lay in wheels that do anything the SE man wants them to do.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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With a 30 or 60 second spot, yeah. Refresh rates in digital aren't a whole lot better than film, but yes, they could do something there. The chances of someone selling me a $55K Mercedes are about zip, and I don't watch ads on tv, so for me it is a moot point.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:40 AM
 
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With a 30 or 60 second spot, yeah. Refresh rates in digital aren't a whole lot better than film, but yes, they could do something there. The chances of someone selling me a $55K Mercedes are about zip, and I don't watch ads on tv, so for me it is a moot point.
For most people, nearly all the threads in this forum are "moot points", in that they have no practical or every day relevance to out lives.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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LOL! Say it ain't so!
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:31 PM
 
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Hey! Don't even think it!!!!

If I don't see wheels spinning backwards the car isn't cool and I ain't buyin' it!

And you think I'm joking... but I'm not.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:10 PM
 
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Hey! Don't even think it!!!!

If I don't see wheels spinning backwards the car isn't cool and I ain't buyin' it!

And you think I'm joking... but I'm not.
Nahhh, you need a ride with 26 inch rims. that's cool...


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