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Post: # 9837Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:15 pm

So, who wants to see the first ten minutes of my 2007-8 Marvel Comics feature "Shamelessly She-Hulk," with all the special effects completely redone for 2019? Except a couple of shots but let's ignore those for now.

She Hulk vs. Titania Opening and Superhero Fight (w Spider-Man, Marvel Avengers)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICWL8vf4WXk


And if you've never seen my 2007-8 Marvel Comics feature "Shamelessly She-Hulk," here's a nice shorter 21-minute reel of the most interesting scenes. With some new effects!

Shamelessly She Hulk (Marvel Avengers, Superheroes) Short Version

https://youtu.be/3OBoR74FRMQ



Doing the frame by frame roto animations in the Titania fight was a lot of work that nearly broke me, so apologies for the few shots still unfinished for now. I also redid all the greenscreen compositing, apart from a couple of shots. Often just focusing on getting her hair looking right.

Compare to the original effects, which are much blurrier and worse:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTOPEMklQfs
https://youtu.be/xyWUpA3bijI

The new Chromakey effects pipeline was time-consuming, but involved:

- Noise reduction via Neatvideo in After Effects

- A loose round of Chromakey to clean up the greenscreen and remove any shadows and stray elements (something similar was done on the original edit), turning the green screen into more of a flat color with soft edges.

- Another round of chromakey to develop a black and white matte, which was sometimes soft so that it wouldn't have jagged edges (this could later be color corrected to be sharper and more contrasty). Depending on the shot, extra layers were added so that important details wouldn't be lost, including adding back the fine details of her hair, which had been boosted to super-contrasy and noise reduced via Neatvideo. All the closeups of She Hulk had more details of her hair added carefully, resulting in a sort of glow around the edges.

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Post: # 9839Post Garrett Gilchrist
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:44 am

A Thief and the Cobbler article or two:
https://www.cultnclick.com/thief-and-co ... lanimation
https://takealookthroughmyeyes.wordpres ... arison-ii/

And a mention at the site for this currently-unpublished book, to which I contributed lots of text from the Thief Archive.
https://pullingarabbitoutofahat.com/lon ... e-cobbler/

And I randomly turn up in roundups of funny Tweets:

https://www.screengeek.net/2018/12/24/k ... eo-return/
https://amusl.com/people-have-strong-fe ... u-trailer/
https://uproxx.com/viral/funniest-best- ... r-mr-mime/

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Post: # 9964Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:03 am

This is not that exciting a video, but when possible, my Youtube videos will now include a shoutout to Patreon patrons (and other donors) at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZMZu5lD-70

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Post: # 10010Post Garrett Gilchrist
Fri May 10, 2019 3:29 pm

This is partly a new edit of this Shamelessly She-Hulk scene. I had always struggled how to handle this part of the movie, since we never finished shooting the scenes between Bruce Banner and Jennifer Walters, where she gets shot. Bruce's actor was no longer available once we had cast Jen (and Jen and Zapper never shot anything from this scene either).

Much of this was Bruce's audition scene, so I've used the audition in the edit. At 2 minutes in, there's an interesting special effect which took some time. I used an AI process (over a period of several months) as well as Chromakey to remove the background behind Bruce and place him "outside." The background's motion was tracked in After Effects. There's also a short, previously unseen scene here with Monique La Barr as Jill, and some unseen footage of Zapper as well.

I've considered finishing this scene with doubles for the actors, and some voiceover, but never got round to it. This is a scene I'll probably continue to tinker with.

A small epilepsy warning when the gunshots occur.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBNzTmGwEQg

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Post: # 10013Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu May 16, 2019 10:16 pm

Shamelessly She-Hulk, a movie I directed, is listed on She-Hulk's Wikipedia page under Film. I've pushed my luck by making some minor corrections.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She-Hulk#Film


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Post: # 10043Post Garrett Gilchrist
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:51 pm

AniMat has been doing a series of Youtube videos about The Thief and the Cobbler. I didn't look at the script for these until he was basically done, but we decided that I'd do an interview for him to correct a few serious misconceptions I'd noticed, or that usually come up when talking about the film. I think that mostly got cut out of his shorter version, since I recorded a whole hour of stuff.

"Now that I have officially finished Animation Lookback: The Thief and the Cobbler, how about we take the time to chat with the man who introduced the movie to a new generation with his well-known Recobbled Cut. Enjoy this special interview with Garrett Gilchrist!"
https://youtu.be/BwHmcVOwfW0
Also, if you’d like to check out the complete hour-long talk, then you can see that interview here:"
https://youtu.be/iL0dYjbt5q8

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Post: # 10056Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:05 pm

https://news.avclub.com/they-butchered- ... 1837337839

"Luckily, we live in an era where “lost” films don’t necessarily have to remain so, and so it’s been a delight today to dip into the beauty of clips from The Thief And The Cobbler that have been circulating from fans online. Many of them taken from Recobbled, animator Garrett Gilchrist’s 8-year effort to recreate Williams’ original film, which you can easily view on YouTube. Looking at the clips, it’s easy to see just why Cobbler took so much time, energy, and money to make: In an era before all but the most rudimentary computer-assisted animation, Williams and his artists created some of the most ludicrously beautiful and jaw-dropping animated vistas imaginable."

"It’s dazzling stuff, and while it’s hard not to be haunted by the specter of what might have been, we’re indebted to Gilchrist, not just for his restoration work, but for hosting all of it (along with much of Williams’ other work, as well as a documentary about him, The Thief Who Never Gave Up) on his YouTube channel."

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Post: # 10059Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:30 pm

Cameron Byerly on The Thief and the Cobbler.
https://youtu.be/LlQvMnmpLEw

And my response to the video:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3&p=10058#p10058


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