About Idiots

by Gunther Heinrich, 25 Nov 2008 in The Movie & Me

Death Race and a warning of stupidity

There were times when I suspected it and there were times when I believed. But there was never a time I was completely sure about it. Until now. Now I know it for sure that either the movie producers, the movie writing stuff, the market gurus from Hollywood or some other people else behind the scenes believe that I am an idiot.

A Nightmare you don’t wish for

by Gunther Heinrich, 16 Oct 2008 in The Movie & Me

As some sort of follow up to my post from yesterday I (again) more and more respect those guys working on 3D animation. Not as a hobby but as a full time worker each day, each week.

Currently I am working on a 3D / CGI image to increase my personal gallery and my frustration level is going growing by the minute because of seemingly small problems I encounter here and there but push the boundaries of time planning beyond infinity.

I really don’t want to know how bad this is when you are a professional working with a tight project plan and a tight budget. It must be nerve wrecking…

Although I am absolutely the opinion that it is OK to criticize a bad 3D animated movie with a bad script (the

Blu-Ray might kill the movie

by Gunther Heinrich, 10 Oct 2008 in Movie News The Movie & Me

Do you know someone who cannot decide on something and stick with it? And do you know what’s worse than that? A company that does the exact same thing.

One thing I dread the most for my finished 3D animated movie is the moment when someone tells me he doesn’t get it.

Although my previous five short movies didn’t have that goal today I want to make sure that A ROBOT’S DREAM is as clear as possible, leaving room for interpretation, yes, but not leaving someone with a big question mark floating above his head about what was going on visually.

Up to now I thought that this is a realistic goal. Hey, how hard can it be to create a movie that is crystal clear about what is going? Not hard at all I’d would have said up to yesterday – until I read a film review of WALL•E in a German online newspaper. And my world crumbled.


3D cinema is a hype worth nothing

by Gunther Heinrich, 4 Sep 2008 in The Movie & Me

Cinema is not truth 24 times a second, it is lies 24 times a second.

And James Cameron believes that by filming a lie in 3D it will become less a lie. Because we will be immerged into the scene. Because there is physical presence. Because there won’t be any cardboard sets anymore. Because the textural reality will support the narrative moment. And because we then will start to believe that what we see is real.

I’m sorry, but this is utter bullshit.

What we see and hear from James Cameron and everyone else is the same technical mumbo jumbo thinking George Lucas has shown in his latest abysmal Star wars installments – that by technical gimmicks the movie (and the story driving it) could be improved. Funnily enough James Cameron later