Just like this (because this is a picture of one being filmed is the thing).
When I saw this setup, print in Esquire, I assumed they had built a physical crawl, dragged through the camera's field of view to create the effect. Looking closer, though, it's obvious that it was the camera that moved in this setup, slowly and carefully rolled back over the glossy, printed plate, which measured about six feet long.
It looks like a colored lightbox with the letters glowing through an opaque film. Awesome. You know, it's amazing what you can accomplish even without computers. Kidding, computers are life.
So That's How They Filmed the Star Wars Opening Crawl... [gizmodo]
Rare Empire Photos from Maxim Magazine [starwars] (with a bunch of never before seen candid shots)
Thanks to ray, who, together with gun, makes one of my favorite weapons.
So Christmas is over and people are already back to being their regular jerkbag selves, but before I put Santa to bed here's the R2-D2/C-3PO lamp built by artist Gordon Tarpley that was inspired by the sexy lady leg lamp in A Christmas Story. Never seen A Christmas Story? Joi... / Continue →
Moths (AKA ugly butterflies): they're spazzy. They're like the Geekologie Writer of the flying insect world: attracted to bright lights, always running into things, and will probably meet their untimely death from the shock of a bug-zapper. This is a 20-second exposure showin... / Continue →
This is an escalator spotted in Tel Aviv, Israel with the Star Wars opening crawl from the original movie painted on it. Why? No clue, but the one next to it has some space bubbles and stars on it, so that's something. Granted not something as cool as someone's shoelaces get... / Continue →