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Oz the Great and Powerful

On the Making of the Title Sequence for “Oz the Great and Powerful”

Hollywood effects studio yU+co discusses the concept and making of the title sequence for the Oz prequel. Hollywood-based design/production studioyU+co created the imaginative main title and end title sequences for the new Sam Raimi filmOz the Great and Powerful. The goal was to embrace the idea of illusion that plays a central role in the story, and pay Read MoreRead More

How Sam Raimi Used Live Puppetry and Performance Conferencing To Create ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’

Sam Raimi employs an interesting technique with having video monitors puppets take the place of characters that would be later dropped in digitally. Sam Raimi was faced with a predicament. Two of the characters in his upcoming film  Oz The Great and Powerful are completely fantastical (a flying talking monkey and a foot tall talking/walking breakable china ceramic doll) but Read MoreRead More

Lensing “Oz: The Great and Powerful”

Kevin H. Martin explores the world of Oz as imagined by Sam Raimi and director of photography, Peter Deming, ASC. Roughly ten years after the release of the 1939 musical The Wizard of Oz [shot by Harold Rosson, ASC], and well before that film became a national institution through annual exposure on television, Walt Disney acquired the rights Read MoreRead More