It has got to be tough to be a director who works in a film chalk full of special effects. After spending days, no, months sweating to make computer-generated shots perfect, that still doesn't guarantee a perfect film. Take Spider-Man 3 for instance. Though the film features some top-notch action sequences, Sam Raimi has been criticized repeatedly ever since the film's premiere last weekend. Another example is coming our way with Pirates
of the Caribbean: At Worlds End.
Just about every shot in Pirates is bound to have some CG help. Be it Davey Jones, his pirates, or just the water, some of the easy shots shown in the trailer were actually very difficult.
Effect Shots for Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
How do they do that? Though it would take an hour-long featurette to truly give us a good idea of what it takes to create action sequences and characters that depend heavily on a room full of computers, both FilmIck and TheMovieBlog have posted images that can give us a small, no, tiny idea.
Remember the shot of water pouring in over the sides of the ship (as shown in the trailer)? Well take a look at what really happened.
There was mention that Keira did create quite a few instances of blue balls on set.
I guess real water would have been too risky.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End opens to theatres
on May 25th.