You know...there was a time when I would have said the same, but frankly, the Battlestar Galactica reboot and Game of Thrones have blown my mind with the consistent quality they delivered.All this TV series from netflix are very strange. Maybe a film would be better
It's definitely never a situation I'd choose to be in (as either the actor or director). Chemistry between a cast grows over time. Any actor chosen as a replacement will not usually gel right away. The dynamic changes. It's actually great stuff for introducing new characters, but it's equally horrible if trying to carry on an established character.Agreed about animation, but replacing a voice actor can be as hard as replacing any other actor.
Yep that pretty much sums it up for me. I don't understand why they couldn't cast people who look like the characters are supposed to look, it just feels very racist to me - no offense intended to anyone who is excited for the show, it just seems like the showrunners felt there were too many white characters so they wanted to remove some. I'll definitely not be spending any $ to watch this. Again to re-iterate, not intending to hurt anybody's feelings, just sharing my opinion on this.it would have been nice to have accurate representation, but they were always going to push BAME actors in to the show despite what Hissrich said about keeping her political agenda out of it, that was never an honest statement. I just hoped the top 3 would be true to character because they are the story. A baby faced Indian as Yen just doesn't cut it for me.
I agree, animation would be alot better.. even if it just used the same style as the castlevania series.I also think animation (especially an efficient version of CG) would make a masterful medium for such a venture. Minimal need for sets or locations; actors would be exclusively motion capture and/or VO. This means that there could be some significant, real-life come-and-go without interrupting the visual continuity. Even a project that spanned 5+ years could maintain a level of cohesion not possible when filming live actors. (I can't even begin to describe how much easier it would make casting, as an actor's physicality would be irrelevant.)
Mm-hm. Big time. Plus, I think the best way to handle a huge venture with live action would be to film all needed scenes with a certain set of actors to ensure that we'd get all the shots needed for the entire series (not just a certain episode or season) in one go. That would be hellish on the actors, but it would be waaay more cost efficient. It would also require the writers to completely blanket the entire series up-front. That could potentially take years, but it would be steady work (and since writers are so, sooo highly paid......) it would not be such a huge investment.I agree, animation would be alot better.. even if it just used the same style as the castlevania series.
Live action... would have to be done akin to HBO's game of thrones, which might be very expensive.. making it risky. Maybe if they followed the books+games then it could work.. just animation gives alot of imaginative expression without reaching the budget ceiling as fast.
All the costume design I've seen thus far looks amateurish and doesn't take historical cues from the books. Witcher is not a high fantasy look, it's firmly rooted in a late medieval aesthetic.
Continuing over here, because, well, it's the proper thread.Based on the Nilfgaardian Armor vid...I...am forced to agree. Provided it's valid. That just looks...ah...I'm not really sure what I'm looking at. And the actual movement and action for the scene in the foggy forest was...hopefully...just a walkthrough of the the scene...maybe...?
I don't like being negative before I've actually seen the final product, but from a strictly design perspective, most of what I've seen looks more cartoonish and caricatured than "stylized".
That, and the final result looks like something a high school student might come up with when asked to design D&D armor that looks like "bad guys".Continuing over here, because, well, it's the proper thread.
From what I see, if this is indeed the final costume, it looks like unnecessary 'innovation' by the designer, or, perhaps, just plain ignorance. (I'm reminded a bit of early Hollywood's abysmal representations of mediaeval armour and jousts. Ugh!) If it is a place-holder, however, it's a truly odd one, given the thoroughly unrealistic texture of the armour. After all, why bother to make something like that, if it's only temporary? It certainly doesn't look like something which could be corrected in post-production. If it were, they'd just be wearing pure blue or green suits, for CGI, nay?
In any case, from a practical armoury perspective, the design is preposterous, would require ridiculously elaborate manufacturing with mediaeval technology, and would lend nothing to defence. Furthermore, there's really no comparison between that armour and CDPR's Nilfgaardian coat, which is a solid, accurate, reasonable harness, appropriate for heavy infantry and foot-knights. This leads me to wonder how much disappointment there may be, when audiences who've played the games watch this series. Amongst those with an eye for details, I wager rather a lot.
Hm? The video is supposedly the actual costuming. To be fair, a lot can be done in post to play with lighting and texture...but I don't think there's much to be done to try to qualify that armor design as a rooted, worldly concept. Maybe it's all part of a "dream sequence" or something...Where are the actual pictures though?