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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Posted 7 May 2004 at 14:28 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

Wired has an article about a guy named Kerry Conran that is making a robot garage movie and it's now going to become a big screen movie. The movie called Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was produced in a guy's house living room converted into a sound stage and blue screen. The movie is like an old timey black-and-white serial set in Manhatten in the 1930's where a mad scientist and his evil robots do some dastardly deed (a sort of Buck Rogers or captain Proton kind of thing). What's cool about it is this guy just started out with a few of his friends in his house with a living room converted into a blue screen and basically made a movie. No sets, just all amature computer generated sets. He used a mac and off the shelf video editing software. He hooked up with some big time Hollywood types and managed to get Angelina Jolie, Gweneth Paltrow and Jude Law to star in the movie and more computing power and more animators, etc. Now it's going to be a big screen movie in 2004! Wow that must have been a real dream come true for this guy! Anyway, some people seems to think that the movie stinks, so it's being delayed, but it's still cool that a garage movie crawled up, saw the light and made it this far! All you hopeful amateur garage videographers out there might just hit it big like this guy did!

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