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May 25, 2007

At World's End

Pirates 3 is out! I caught an 8pm showing last thursday night hoping to catch that new Enchanted trailer... no dice. It was playing at California Theater in Berkeley, so it may due to the not so main stream aspect of it, in fact all 3 trailers they spliced in front of Pirates 3 didn't seem to match up with Disney, so will have to catch that another time.

As for the movie, It was damn fun! A good number of the audience dressed up like pirates, some pirates gifts and booty were given away before the movie started, the crowd was completely into it, cheering, laughing, cheering, and more laughing. They crammed a lot of funny into this last one, something that as lacking from Pirates 2.

Since then I've heard a lot of complaints about it being to long, and the story to hard to follow... but I was along for the ride... the 'edge of the world' sequence with the 2 pirate ships battling in the all CG Maelstrom around the gigantic whirlpool was amazing. The amount of rain, debris, explosions, wood chunks, broken bits, water hitting the lens and fading away, and all of the awesome cg pirates with Davy Jones completely brought you into their world. Kudos to ILM and the vfx work in that sequence.

I don't know, I enjoyed it, not much else to say... see also: Aruna's take on At World's End

Anyone catch the Enchanted trailer?

Posted by dschnee at 7:03 AM

May 22, 2007

The First Enchanted Trailer!!!

And it's back up again!!!

Ok another update, head on over to www.enchantedmovie.com and Walt Disney Pictures website has put up a flash version of the trailer, best to View Larger!

see also: "The first official trailer for Enchanted, preceded by clips of Disney's animated classics of the '90s, will premiere at the beginning of their newest theatrical release, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. The trailer has leaked to a few sites on the internet, but Disney has been working quickly to take them down. It will likely be made officially available for download after the Pirates movie reaches its peak in sales." -enchanted.wiki

is out! but for how long? - yeap, looks as if they have been taken down... even the youtube versions have been taken down "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by The Walt Disney Company"

pretty neat, and it's great to see I have a few shots in there with the evil queen Narissa in the smoke, and the manhole flying off and hitting the coke sign in Time Square!

If you want to watch the trailer in High Definition, here are the links thanks to filmick: 480p, 720p and 1020p. Enchanted hits theaters on November 21st 2007.

If those links don't seem to work, so click HERE

If your going to see Pirates 3 this weekend, (in a major city), look for the Enchanted trailer before At Worlds End!

Posted by dschnee at 1:06 PM

May 14, 2007

Disenchantment & The Chronicles of Spiderwick

2007_echanted_amyAdams.jpgSo I was officially wrapped up on Enchanted... well damn 2 Fridays ago (5/4), and am now in my second week on Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black's The Spiderwick Chronicles, the theatrical movie based on their popular children's books.

There are still a few folks tying up some loose ends on Enchanted but it's pretty much wrapped up! I've been doing a number of EPK (Electronic Press Kit) shots, where you breakdown the shot and showcase some of the bits it took to put the shot together. I ended up completing 23 shots on the show, which turned out to be middle of the road in terms of numbers, but I tend to get some of the more difficult shots which take longer to complete. All and all Enchanted was a good show to work on, sometimes a stressful struggle, other times a fun challenge. Disney is really excited about this one, they had their first temp screening that included some of the general public last month and the response was great! Disney is going to be marketing this one big time for the Thanksgiving weekend opener. I'm excited for it, hopefully this one will do well! :)

You can check out a couple of tiny gems from Enchanted with this poster and also a preview clip (at the very end) from the Disney Movie Surfers...

As I mentioned above I'm officially on The Spiderwick Chronicles! It feels great to be on another show after 10 months on Enchanted... Not much to report on Spiderwick as of yet, but if you know of the books, then you know about the creatures involved, were working with lots of goblins, goblins, bull goblins, more goblins, and a few more very cool creatures. More about all of this later...

That's all for now, I have had a few posts on Spiderwick thus far, check those out here

Posted by dschnee at 8:15 PM

May 4, 2007

The Enchantment is over!

Whew! My final shot (ww640) was finaled by the director yesterday! So today is my last day on Enchanted! All wrapped up and 10 months later it feels so good to be done with this one. Had a magical time on it!

Posted by dschnee at 8:25 AM

May 3, 2007

'Enchanted' Amy Adams falls under Disney spell

We are into our final week on Disney's Enchanted, and I am really close to completing my final shot of the show!!! (Wheeew!) If you've noticed the lack of updates, especially on anything related to Enchanted it's due to a couple of issues, the biggest of which is time! We've all been working hard helping bring this show to a close, one that has felt like 2 shows because of our 2 major sequences were so different. The second is how tight lipped this project has been... So enough of this for now, onto the USAToday article... stay tooned though, I hope to have a lot more Enchanted info in the coming months...
By Susan Wloszczyna, USA TODAY
Amy Adams is a little girl's dream come true. She stars as a living, breathing Disney cartoon princess in the romantic comedy Enchanted, a musical combo of hand-drawn animation and live action that opens Nov. 21.

The actress experiences the fantasy of many an older girl, as well. Her Giselle, who pops out of a Times Square sewer after being banished from the fairy-tale land of Andalasia by evil Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon), is rescued by none other than McDreamy himself - Patrick Dempsey, the hot doc of TV's Grey's Anatomy.

"I grew up watching all the classic Disney movies," says Adams, 32, Oscar-nominated for her wide-eyed optimist in 2005's Junebug. "The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Mary Poppins. Those films are pure fun. To get to do this as an adult is a great opportunity."

For one thing, a fanciful 'toon come to life isn't bound by any dull, everyday logic. "Playing someone who has been animated gives you permission to do all sorts of things a normal person wouldn't do," she says. "Giselle is unflappable."

Adams also shows off her singing, which hasn't been exploited since she did Brigadoon at a Chanhassen, Minn., dinner theater.

Being a princess does require sacrifices. Since Giselle lands in the Big Apple on what was supposed to be the day of her wedding to Prince Edward (James Marsden), she is a puffy sight awash in white tulle and satin. "The dress is heavier than you'd think," Adams says.

Realizing his own dream behind the camera is Kevin Lima, who has not only directed animated features (1999's Tarzan) but also paid his live-action dues (102 Dalmatians). "I love both worlds," he says. "I'm not embarrassed by what most people consider juvenile entertainment."

When Disney first optioned the script about eight years ago, Enchanted was far from kids' stuff.

"It was a racier R-rated movie," says Lima, who signed on after other directors had come and gone. "It took the studio time to rediscover the heart of the story."

While the plot sounds like Splash (fish out of water) meets Shrek (fairy-tale mockery), the director says that Enchanted doesn't exactly poke fun. "Shrek has a tendency to beat up on Disney. This is just the opposite. We lovingly embrace Disney."

He always figured that youngsters and females might find it hard to resist Giselle's Manhattan exploits. But after the first public preview about two weeks ago, he was surprised that adult men were, well, enchanted, too.

"They were glowing when they left the theater," Lima reports. Though the attraction might be the story's "purity of heart," he says, we suspect another reason for the positive male response: that devilishly deep dip in Sarandon's royal neckline.

Posted by dschnee at 5:12 PM