Warner Bros. releases a 13-minute featurette for The Dark Knight Rises

 

Can’t wait two more weeks until the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy hits theaters?

You’re in luck. Warner Bros. has released a 13-minute extended sneak-peek for The Dark Knight Rises, featuring interviews with the cast, a behind the scenes look at the movie-making process and scenes from the flick set to hit theaters July 20.

“Chris [Nolan] was able to amp up the stakes for this last movie,” says Dark Knight star Anne Hathaway, “and really take it to places that I don’t think anyone’s expecting.”

Source: Mashable – Warner Bros. Releases 13-Minute ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Featurette

 

 

See the latest trailer – #4 Trailer for Dark Knight Rises

 

 

// Thx – Tom Moncho

Rick Steves episode diary – filming in Venice – an enchanting behind-the-scenes

We’re nearly finished filming two new TV shows on Venice. Thinking back over a very productive day, I realize how much I love this work. Our scripts are about 3,400 words per half-hour show. They are split between “on-cameras,” with me talking directly to the camera, and “B-roll,” where we “cover the script” with footage that illustrates what we’re describing. While it’s been called “shooting the nouns,” we think of B-roll as more than that.

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We started early, on St. Mark’s Square. While it’s littered with kitschy souvenir carts and jammed with tour groups most of the day, at 7:30, there is no tourism. The square is clean, with just a few well-dressed businesspeople walking to work, the random jogger, and very focused photographers like us marveling at how the history pops with the architecture and without the modern tourism. The Gothic is so lacy, and the Renaissance so capable. We got a few “walk-bys” to establish me in what looks like a pure, computer-generated Venetian cityscape.

 

Venice’s St. Mark’s Square before the crowds hit.

 

At 8:30, we met our local guide, Michael, who has been instrumental in setting things up in advance for us. He is brilliantly navigating the Byzantine bureaucracy of the city and helping us open all the right doors — some of them literally pillaged from Byzantium.

We climbed the Torre dell’Orologio, or Clock Tower. This was built 500 years ago, providing the city with…

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The Hobbit – behind the scenes production video #6

Peter Jackson’s first video production blog for The Hobbit for 2012.

Looks like they’ve started shooting part 2 of The Hobbit now which will be coming out in 2013, while the first part comes out this Christmas 2012. There’s also some cool footage of Andy Serkis directing the 2nd unit as well.

via ThinkHero

 

 

Previous production videos (#2-5) can be found at IanTeanStreet

For more on the special effects check out the WETA Workshop

Also, visit Peter Jackson on Facebook for more personal details.