Inside The Matrix Revisited:
The Method Behind the Magic
As a filmmaker, I find viewing documentaries that explain the methods involved in creating major motion pictures to be very insightful and interesting. The Matrix Revisited is one of the best of these documentaries that I have seen. The Matrix Revisited explained everything that I wanted to know about what went into making The Matrix. Considering that the film, The Matrix, left me baffled as to how they created most of the scenes, this informative documentary opened my eyes to the processes that the filmmakers went through in order to create the special effects. The director of The Matrix Revisited, Josh Oreck, was on the set of the film from day one and caught some of the most amazing stunts ever put on film while they were being created. For those that have never seen The Matrix, it includes a scene where a woman does a cartwheel off of a wall after running on it for about 6 steps. The Matrix Revisited shows how a simple pulley system and a lot of practice is all it took to create this effect. The Matrix also includes a scene where bullets are slowed down to the point where you can see them and, of course, the main actor can dodge them. Throughout the documentary Oreck is able to answer questions that I had about how camera lenses where altered to leave blue or green tints of color in certain scenes to separate "real life" from "the Matrix", the way they used computer graphics (which explains those slow motion bullets), and even the incredibly complex storyline as a whole (just in case my using the terms "real life" and "the Matrix" confused you). The documentary shows the first storyboards created in order to pitch the idea to producers, and covers up to and through creating the music and editing the film together after everything else was finished.
Young filmmakers, become almost fearful when they see a film like The Matrix. The massive scale of a film like... [continues]
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