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Forum: HDTV Programming   07-26-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By vfxproducer
Give it time...it could STILL be the last ship....

Give it time...it could STILL be the last ship. We don't know what ultimately happens to the Russian cruiser yet.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-25-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By vfxproducer
Well, there's a new '12 Monkeys' series in...

Well, there's a new '12 Monkeys' series in production right now for next season, so somebody else has that story covered.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By vfxproducer
Touche!

Touche!
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2014, 02:26 PM
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Posted By vfxproducer
LOL. Quick google search of 'last ship mac...

LOL. Quick google search of 'last ship mac product placement' brought up this gem:

Quite literally the stupidest bit of product placement ever...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2014, 12:56 PM
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Posted By vfxproducer
Ugh! I've tried 3 times to watch this latest...

Ugh! I've tried 3 times to watch this latest episode but can't take more than 10 minutes at a time. ZZZZZZZZ
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 364
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Posted By vfxproducer
Note to prop guy: We don't need to see a web cam...

Note to prop guy: We don't need to see a web cam strapped to the top of the captain's Macbook in order to understand that he is recording his 'captain's log' or diary or whatever. We all know...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2014, 12:50 PM
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Posted By vfxproducer
Parts of them can be, depending on the time of...

Parts of them can be, depending on the time of year. But as I noted in my post about those scenes, I did detect what appeared to be some not-so-successful CG jungle enhancements in a couple of shots.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 364
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Posted By vfxproducer
Oh no, rest assured, I did not find the term...

Oh no, rest assured, I did not find the term 'they' offensive No worries there. I was just trying to make it clear that I was speaking from first hand experience, since 2/3 of my immediate and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-23-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By vfxproducer
By 'they' I assume you also mean my Chinese...

By 'they' I assume you also mean my Chinese American family which uses rice as a main staple and otherwise eat perfectly healthy. Whatever. Eat rice or not, whatever floats your boat...'boat' being...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-23-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 11,304
Posted By vfxproducer
Yeah, any time hear/read the White Rice Police...

Yeah, any time hear/read the White Rice Police blather on about how fattening rice is, I think "have you lived/traveled in Asia at all, ever?"
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2014, 12:34 PM
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Views: 11,304
Posted By vfxproducer
Ah, Disney Synergy. Ugh.

Ah, Disney Synergy. Ugh.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2014, 11:27 AM
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Views: 11,304
Posted By vfxproducer
I was thinking the boat scenes were Channel...

I was thinking the boat scenes were Channel Islands or possibly Catalina, with a couple of very obvious VFX shots where palm trees tropical vegetation were added. The actual jungle & river was a dead...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 11,304
Posted By vfxproducer
LOL. This is my fav AVS Forum quote from at least...

LOL. This is my fav AVS Forum quote from at least the last month, maybe more.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 104,648
Posted By vfxproducer
I know it's an episode back, but I can't get over...

I know it's an episode back, but I can't get over how incredibly cheesy it looked when the two rubber Overlords where mentally chatting in volcano dream space. Wow. Like, Power Rangers bad. No amount...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 11,304
Posted By vfxproducer
Sure. I wasn't saying his movies weren't popular....

Sure. I wasn't saying his movies weren't popular. I was pointing out that he's put his name on crap way worse than The Last Ship. Totally different points. Quality and box office totals are seldom...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 11,304
Posted By vfxproducer
BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Hilarious. I was reading...

BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Hilarious. I was reading your post like it was a serious criticism until I got to that line. Then I realized your entire post must have been very subtle sarcasm. I mean, Michael...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 01:49 AM
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Posted By vfxproducer
I can't speak for the rest of the series, but the...

I can't speak for the rest of the series, but the pilot of 'Last Resort' had effects that were as good, or better, better than anything I've seen on 'The Last Ship'.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-17-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By vfxproducer
I kind of suspect this is one of those jokes...

I kind of suspect this is one of those jokes that's funny once, but not funny when you hear it a second time.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-17-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,714
Views: 305,394
Posted By vfxproducer
Abso-frakin-lutely! Goes for the below-the-line...

Abso-frakin-lutely! Goes for the below-the-line as well. Nothing more irritating than hearing "We got renewed another year - but next year we want to cut your department budget 20%". Which happens...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-10-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 104,648
Posted By vfxproducer
There might be a higher budget, but they also...

There might be a higher budget, but they also split the effects up among more companies this past season, to some that charge lower rates the the original vendor. And it shows. The quality is much...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-08-2014, 09:23 AM
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Views: 104,648
Posted By vfxproducer
I couldn't get past the fact that they've got...

I couldn't get past the fact that they've got enough explosives to bring down a building, but they don't just use that to blow up the fence post and its accompanying tether in one big boom. No...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-06-2014, 06:48 PM
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Views: 104,648
Posted By vfxproducer
Wife and I have been loyal followers of the show...

Wife and I have been loyal followers of the show since the beginning, but she checked out and has officially decided not to watch any more as of the middle of episode 2. Can't say I blame her. I made...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-30-2014, 03:15 PM
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Views: 104,648
Posted By vfxproducer
Hmmmmm, what was the name of that other Greg...

Hmmmmm, what was the name of that other Greg Beeman show that had too many story-lines with too many characters to make much sense? Give me a minute, it will come to me....
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,151
Posted By vfxproducer
Well you can't generalize like that. It depends...

Well you can't generalize like that. It depends on the complexity of the shot. If you are talking about something really easy like green screen driving shots, then yes, an artist needs to be able to...
Forum: HDTV Programming   06-29-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,151
Posted By vfxproducer
Yeah, the savings you suggest are only valid if...

Yeah, the savings you suggest are only valid if producers are not also raising their expectations in terms of quality. If you wanted to make, for example, something that looked exactly the quality of...
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