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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby ninjascythe79 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:05 pm

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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby TimothyR » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:13 pm

hey, if he can use explosion scenes from other movies and can help use the movies budget elsewhere.. i'm all for it.

especially since i've never seen the island and don't care to.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby Blackstreak » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:15 pm

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I was wondering why one of the dreads was looking like it was throwing a car and not succeeding at it. I'm not mad about reusing footage from another movie, it was still awesome. Bay re-used the UAV drone camera spy plane scene in the first and second transformers movies. And he didn't change anything in either shot.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby Screamfleet » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:38 pm

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Disney did this pretty notoriously through out the 50's-90's.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby Trikeboy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:51 pm

So what? If it meant that he saved totalling a few cars and saved money he could use elsewhere in the movie, I don't care. I never saw The Island so all the footage was brand new to me. To be honest, it is more believable in DOTM than a flying metal plate.

Screamfleet wrote:Disney did this pretty notoriously through out the 50's-90's.


Yup, the most obvious one I can think of is the ending dance in Beauty and The Beast. They ran out of money doing the CG stuff and couldn't animate the ending so they painted over the ending dance from Sleeping Beauty.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby MINDVVIPE » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:30 am

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Pretty lame. It might be done a lot, but that doesn't mean its a good thing. And I'm speaking about live action movies.. anything else doesn't really matter since its animation, and not real anyway. I finally saw the movie, and save like 2-3 scenes, it was pretty dull, such that I stopped caring about what happens next and was just waiting to see more bot on bot combat.
Can someone name a good sci fi movie on this sorta budget that re-uses footage?
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby ShardFenix » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:31 am

well they used the sound of darthvaders tie fighter from 'A new Hope' in the GI Joe animated movie when serpentor is using his glider in the arctic battle

it happens no big deal
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby User897 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:36 am

What a cheap bastard, LOL.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby Spleenzorio » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:42 am

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ShardFenix wrote:well they used the sound of darthvaders tie fighter from 'A new Hope' in the GI Joe animated movie when serpentor is using his glider in the arctic battle

it happens no big deal


Also they sometimes use the lightsaber sounds in the G1 cartoon, for example when Soundwave makes the Energon cubes come out of his chest.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby Trikeboy » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:52 am

ShardFenix wrote:it happens no big deal


Yup, couldn't agree more. It's called stock footage and film makers use it all the time to save cash. What would you rather have, brand new footage of cars getting crushed or more CGI Transformers on screen?

Why is this such a big deal but using footage of President Kennedy, President Nixon and the moon landing is not getting discussed?
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby MINDVVIPE » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:58 am

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ShardFenix wrote:it happens no big deal


Yup, couldn't agree more. It's called stock footage and film makers use it all the time to save cash. What would you rather have, brand new footage of cars getting crushed or more CGI Transformers on screen?

Why is this such a big deal but using footage of President Kennedy, President Nixon and the moon landing is not getting discussed?


Uhm... i'm pretty sure that kennedy footage was to enforce the reality of the Transformers story by splicing it with real and fake footage. Not really the same thing being discussed here.

Your right though, it isn't a big deal; I sure as hell don't care. But I can say I haven't really noticed any footage being re-used in the sci fi movies (even movies in general) I'm into. If people are so aware of it being done so much, please name some good movies that also re-use footage from the previous chapter, or even from the same movie.
Am I the only one who sees the principle in having nothing but first-time, unique footage in a new piece of work? especially a movie? I get its a short bit here and there, but it just seems to push the movie further away from a piece of art, and closer to a marketed product.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:59 am

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I don't see the problem, not using recycled footage when it's applicable sounds wasteful to me. It's only a couple of seconds anyway, it's not like the entire sequence was reused.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby User897 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:02 am

He used it and he's a cheap bastard for it, big deal. The budget for this film did not require it. So what, move along.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby Trikeboy » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:09 am

MINDVVIPE wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:
ShardFenix wrote:it happens no big deal


Yup, couldn't agree more. It's called stock footage and film makers use it all the time to save cash. What would you rather have, brand new footage of cars getting crushed or more CGI Transformers on screen?

Why is this such a big deal but using footage of President Kennedy, President Nixon and the moon landing is not getting discussed?


Uhm... i'm pretty sure that kennedy footage was to enforce the reality of the Transformers story by splicing it with real and fake footage. Not really the same thing being discussed here.

Your right though, it isn't a big deal; I sure as hell don't care. But I can say I haven't really noticed any footage being re-used in the sci fi movies (even movies in general) I'm into. If people are so aware of it being done so much, please name some good movies that also re-use footage from the previous chapter, or even from the same movie.


Star Wars. When the Jawa's are selling R2 and 3PO they reuse a shot of R2 looking at the camera with R5D4 (the red one) behind him. It is obvious because the reuse is after R5 blows his top on the way to the homestead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbmqnINyLXM

The shot is at 2:09 then reused at 3:26.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby MINDVVIPE » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:14 am

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Star Wars. When the Jawa's are selling R2 and 3PO they reuse a shot of R2 looking at the camera with R5D4 (the red one) behind him. It is obvious because the reuse is after R5 blows his top on the way to the homestead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbmqnINyLXM

The shot is at 2:09 then reused at 3:26.


Thats close, but if you really pay attention to the position of the jawas in the background, its technically not the same footage... PERHAPS its a segment of the same camera footage at a later time, but it is different. Wow I feel like a nerd. :lol:
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby Trikeboy » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:22 am

There is also the footage from Superman of him pushing the boulders to stop the flood from the end of the movie. The footage, before you see Superman was used in a TV show, I think it was the pilot episode of Knight Rider but I can't remember exactly.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby ThatWasMyPigeon » Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:26 am

lol he filmed that in theaters........LAWSUIT!!1!
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

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I'm always fascinated by people who pick up on this stuff, it's pretty impressive to have the patience to go through all that material and look for identical shots.
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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

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And? Every movie has stock footage. At least he uses his own.

It's a nonissue.
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Re: Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

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Re: Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby Screamfleet » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:44 am

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You know, this doesn't bother me, except I just thought of something.
Didn't Michael Bay say he shot the whole thing in 3D? Isn't that all part of the process? The Island certainly wasn't filmed in 3D. I suppose that scene is so digitally changed it doesn't matter. Maybe it was all digital to begin with.
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Re: Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

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Re: Michael Bay Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby craggy » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:14 am

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ShardFenix wrote:well they used the sound of darthvaders tie fighter from 'A new Hope' in the GI Joe animated movie when serpentor is using his glider in the arctic battle

it happens no big deal


Also they sometimes use the lightsaber sounds in the G1 cartoon, for example when Soundwave makes the Energon cubes come out of his chest.

another one the laser blasts is C3P0 getting shot in Cloud City from Empire Strikes Back, they use that a few times in the G1 cartoon. I think Dark Awakening is the most obvious example.
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Re: Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby Trikeboy » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:38 am

Let's not forget the most used one, the Wilhem scream. How many movies does that appear in? Too many to count these days.
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Re: Recycled Footage From "The Island" in Dark Of The Moon

Postby dragons » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:41 am

thanks for sharing person who made video i say is this who cares he should have done this roft was released in first movie they show 4 autobots crashing to earth when decepticons in second film are about to enter big fight of the second film they showed same clip from the first film 4 autobots flying down to earth from space.

as someone stated on here everyone does it this only gives criritcs something to complain about thats all
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