27.4.08

LARRY FONG INTERVIEWED

WM Director of Photography Larry Fong interviewed on Comicus.it (scroll to bottom of page)

Q: What has been the biggest challenge for you in this project?

A: "The scope of 'Watchmen' is incredible. It spans decades, countries, even planets. We had enormous sets, both on stage and outdoors, bigger than I've ever worked with before. We even built part of New York City. So that means a lot of lights and equipment and manpower. But in the end, the same rules apply: try to have interesting light, composition, movement..."

23.4.08

VEIDT ENTERPRISES ADVERTISING CONTEST

oh wow. now this is pretty cool-ish:
VEIDT_ENTERPRISE

surfed the Watchmen Movie site just, for some info to find this = create your own TV commercials that could end up in the feature film WATCHMEN! - featuring / utiizing products from "Veidt Enterprises" ("Adrian Veidt" is the alter ego of Ozymandias!) including sneakers, planes, sports products and Nostalgia Perfume (remember the scene where Dr Manhattan drops the bottle on the moon's surface?) - Contest begins as of April 22, 2008 at 12:00:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”), and ends as of June 23, 2008 at 11:59:59 pm ET [via] whereby 20 Finalist Videos will be selected, for Public Voting with the winner announced June 23rd, 2008 ... the only thing missing from the products is the Action Figure, innit? heh.

VEIDT_ASSETS

"Remember, the movie is set in 1985, so TV commercials should be in full frame 4:3 aspect ratio (so it looks like standard TV, not widescreen) and they should be either 15, 30 or 60 seconds in length." = daymn, what a time to be without a video-camera (*wails*) ... meanwhile, PEEP my primary weblog for more details :)

ZACK SNYDER Intro/Explanation:

[Ozymandias action figure-image via Wizard]

21.4.08

WATCHMEN ACTION FIGURES BY DC DIRECT

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only just a coupla days ago both RORSCHACH and NITE OWL made their action-figure debut via EW [blogged] - and now SILK SPECTRE and OZYMANDIAS joins the 7-inch action figure line based on the Zack Snyder-directed live-action WATCHMEN feature film (notice how everyone mentions the "Snyder"-connection rather than Alan Moore's - im juz sayin!) - it has been reported that the figures are slated for a January 2009-drop with a SRP around US$14.99-per ... characters as yet revealed are DR. MANHATTAN and The COMEDIAN (altho no one has mentioned that they are planned to be released ... but tis a given, innit? heh)

WATCHMEN_NYCC_02
[original uncropped images via Figures.com]

... and gawddammit i can't get "When The Saints Go Marching In"-tune out of my mind everytime i see Rorschach in that pose - NOT KIDDING! ... and as ridiculous as this may sound, i miss Ozy's golden headband, very retro and apt for that 80's-vibe, yes? HAH.



[above pics via Wizard]

DC DELUXE 1/6 RORSCHACH


i personally dislike "flash" pictures (no offense to the folks using flash, of coz) primarily becoz it just brightens up the subject, but do not necessarily add to it's "visual-aesthetic" (spoilt-cyber-brat that i am *cough*) ... but on the same token, it enables us to see the (finer) details where aesthetic-photography may inadvertedly "hide" - and this pic of DC Deluxe's 13-inch tall RORSCHARCH action figure (as seen @ NYCC) does not hide much (besides the back-view - duh) - but of coz no one mentioned that this was a production-piece, becoz the balaclava/sock-mask has got to be a prototype rushed for the con, it has to be, right? ... right? ... ho-boy ... ... lemme go find my toe-sock to cut-up for a kitbash, yeh? ... heh.

[original uncropped images via Figures.com]

18.4.08

DC DIRECT'S NITE OWL & RORSCHACH ACTION FIGURES

peep Nite Owl and Rorscharch action figures from DC Direct on Entertainment Weekly [via]:
WATCHMENTOYS

"Though Warner Bros.' Watchmen movie (out March 6, 2009) is still very much a work in progress, DC Direct has put the finishing touches on its collector-edition tie-ins, which are modeled after the characters from director Zack Snyder's film. The company will unveil four of these action-figure prototypes at New York Comic-Con on Friday, April 18, but EW has your exclusive peek at two of them — steadfast vigilante Rorschach and nice-guy superhero Nite Owl - which will hit stores in January 2009 at around US$14.99"

and while i have my own personal opinion of Rorscharch's tiny fedora (perhaps tis due to a possible removable mask? yumz) and marching-stance, i'm equally appreciative of the fact that DC Comics is actively undertaking the production of their own characters/properties, rather than leaving them in the hands of external toy-makers (i know that reads very ignorant of me, but you know what i mean - i've seen the recent Iron Man movie figures just yesterday and am not totally impressed, IMHO) ... anyways, totally looking forward to more! heh :)

6.4.08

WATCHMEN VIDEOLOG: SETS & SENSIBILITY

director Zack Snyder says: "Here it is, the first of 12 video blogs that we will be releasing during the next year to give you an inside look at the making of Watchmen. We'll launch one every month on the 6th, so keep an eye out for them as they will be premiering on various sites throughout the year. With that said..."
DR_MANHATTAN_LAB
SETS & SENSIBILITY = a delish behind-the-scenes look at the (production) set designs for the Watchmen movie, with Interiors from Dr Manhattan's lab (shown above), to Rorschach's jailcell, to Blake's bachelor pad, to Mason's abode, and out to the NY backlot (where they had the paintball-war) - makes me yearn for the good old days of film production (but not too much).

WHOWATCHES
Who Watches The Watchmen? Indeed! = CLICK HERE for screengrabs (as i prepare a more detailed entry/s on this blog :p)

WATCHMEN STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER'S BLOG

Zack directs folks to the MAKE PICTURES: the photography blog of Clay Enos, the Stills Photographer for the movie, whose work we've seen thus far on the NY street-set and the 5 main character-reveals, which Enos explains the visual-treatment of here and how he snapped the pics in the first place ... im a sucka for behind-the-scenes and i enjoy reading about b-t-s from another/other non-partison perspective/s.

OPERATION WRATH OF GOD 1970-1971

WRATH_OF_GOD
click HERE to read what happens to the Watchmen Movie
New York City backlot set after the shoot was over, and
what the origin of the item posted above is = *coolness*

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