July 20, 2009

ON THE SET: NEW MOON ON THE RISE

TEEN DRAMA: “New Moon” finds a smitten Jacob (Taylor Lautner) trying to comfort Bella (Kristen Stewart), who mourns Edward’s abrupt departure.
This is great piece on the making of New Moon, particularly the parts where Robert Pattinson's head is to be digitally inserted the scenes where Kristen Stewart playing Bella sees hunky vampire Edward Cullen in her mind's eye warning her of potential recklessness.
(Photo Credit): Courtesy of Summit
Complicated special effects, not to mention relationships, abound in the Chris Weitz-directed sequel, set for theaters in November.
By Gina McIntyre
July 19, 2009
(LA Times)—Reporting from Vancouver, Canada -- Robert Pattinson is having an Obi-Wan Kenobi moment. Inside a soundstage where "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" is shooting, the lanky English heartthrob stands in front of a tall, wide green screen murmuring a tender admonition, "You promised me nothing reckless." Motion capture cameras hurtle toward him across a length of track affixed to the stage floor, while a team of technicians studies his stance and the tilt of his head. The plan is to digitally insert Pattinson, who plays swoony good guy vampire Edward Cullen, into a scene that was filmed much earlier -- one in which he appears as a spectral vision to his costar, Kristen Stewart, cautioning her headstrong character, Bella Swan, against hanging out with some unsavory-looking biker types. For the effect to work, Pattinson's image will need to be dropped in at exactly the right position, so despite the cast and crew nearing the end of a very long early May day, perfectionism is still the standard. MORE>>
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