Rare 1977 Interview with Harrison Ford on Star Wars

May the Force of Nostalgia Be With You NYTimes com Bobbie Wygant interviews Harrison Ford fir Star Wars in 1977.

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Blade Runner: Aquarelle Edition (Teaser)

This animation is made of 3285 aquarelle paintings and form the very beginning of Anders Ramsell's paraphrase of the motion picture Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott.

The sound is borrowed from the original moive.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut - Tears In The Rain

From the definitive "Final Cut," purportedly director Ridley Scott's ideal version of the film Blade Runner, this is one of the most moving and iconic scenes from the 1982 film based on Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?"

Raiding the Lost Ark: A Filmumentary

Raiding the Lost Ark, A Filmumentary is the culmination eight months of reading, trawling, interviewing and editing. This time Jamie has sourced some of the interviews himself, with contributors from Wolf Kahler (Colonel Dietrich), Brian Muir (legendary sculptor), Mark Mangini (part of the Oscar winning sound team) and most surprisingly Sean Young (talking about her audition for the part of Marion Ravenwood).


To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jeff Gurwood recreated the opening scene in stop-motion animation. Indymation, starring action figures, took six months to complete.

Bob Wygant's Empire Strikes Back Special

Recently uncovered pre-ROTJ interviews reveal George Lucas's original ideas for the Star Wars prequels. Namely, Mark Hamill admitting to NBC 5's Bobbie Wygant that in the stories 20 years earlier, you see an 8-year-old Luke running around and playing in the background.

Blade Runner Revisited >3.6 Gigapixels

An experimental film in tribute to Ridley Scott's legendary film “Blade Runner” (1982)

This film was made as a unique picture with a resolution of 60.000 x 60.000 pixels (3.6 gigapixels)

It was made with 167,819 frames from 'Blade Runner'.

1>first step : the "picture" of the film

I extracted the 167,819 frames from 'Blade Runner' (final cut version,1h51mn52s19i)

then I assembled all these images to obtain one gigantic image of colossal dimensions : a square of approximately 60,000 pixels on one side alone, 3.5 gigapixels (3500 million pixels)

2> second step : an illusion

I placed a virtual camera above this big picture. So what you see is like an illusion, because contrary to appearances there is only one image. It is in fact the relative movement of the virtual camera flying over this massive image which creates the animated film, like a film in front of a projector.

source : Blade Runner de Ridley Scott (the final cut)

durée : 1h51mn52s19i > 167819 frames >>

one picture / format psb : 60 000  X 60 000 : 3 540 250 000 pixels >> 3,5 gigapixels

compositing> logiciel : Combustion. Mac pro 2X 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon. nombre de layers : 1!

film expérimental en hommage au film "Blade Runner" de Ridley Scott. 

1> dans un premier temps j'ai fabriqué l'IMAGE du film!  (ce travail initial date de 2004)

Blade Runner dans sa version final cut ayant une durée de 1h51mn52s19i, j'en ai extrait les 167 819 frames.

J'ai ensuite assemblé toutes ces images. Je les ai "collées" les unes aux autres pour au final n'en constituer qu'une seule aux dimensions titanesques: un carré d'environ 60 000 pixels de côté soit 3,5 gigapixels (3500 million de pixels).

2>une illusion.

pour la seconde phase, j'ai du attendre de disposer d'un ordinateur assez puissant pour pouvoir manipuler une image aussi immense à l'intérieur de mon compositing.

ce film est expérimental car il donne l'impression de parcourir une multitude d'images animées, alors qu'il ne s'agit en fait que d'une illusion.

Car contrairement aux apparences il n'y a qu'une seule image. c'est en fait le mouvement relatif de la caméra virtuelle, survolant cette image qui fait s'animer le film, comme le fait la pellicule déroulant au travers du projecteur.