Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Light ... End of the Tunnel

It actually feels like there's light at the end of the tunnel on this movie that has dominated my life for the past 13 months.

One of the weirdest things about working on movies, in my experience, is that you never know what's going to happen. You don't know if it'll make any money, if critics will like it, if there will be a sequel, or even if you're getting a credit. I've worked on a few movies that I haven't received a film credit for, which is a little disappointing (more to my family and friends than me, I think).

With all the constant tension and pressure of having to produce great work without instant gratification, it's always nice to be able to laugh, at least a little.

I saw these posters and they made me laugh. For now, that's enough.

Isn't he a cute Lego? I've seen Hal for countless hours of my life now, but never quite this adorable. I have to say, I think Oa (the planet in the background) turned out quite well. It was a long, hard road to get it looking like that.
This was supposedly an honest poster, but it's a lie. Anything that can be CGI is made CGI at some point throughout the film. (Nobody at work actually uses the abbreviation "CGI," by the way. It's something the media uses, so people have picked up, but we don't say "CGI" unless we're talking to a layperson.)

There is a very long but funny YouTube video that we all appreciated after the WonderCon trailer came out (our first trailer was not met with all that much enthusiasm), showing that people really are supportive of "Green Lantern."

It's always nice to work on something that people are looking forward to. Even with those naysayers that repeatedly post about what a ton of crap the film will be. I'm reserving judgment on the movie until I've watched the whole thing through. I recently sat down and watched a good chunk of it, and I liked it, but I'm really too close to it currently to form any sort of real opinion.

Countdown to my last day on the film: 2.5 weeks.