i totally understand the audience they were targeting and what they were going for, but personally, the spotlighting in that particular shot, and the heavy use of VFX detracted immensely from what could have otherwise been a massively impressive segment.
it wasnt just the auclair/wallisch part either, the halfpipe with the 30 billion overlayed snowboarders... and even the narrative within the segment. he fails and fails and fails, the "plot" reaches a low, and there is no recovery? talk about anticlimactic, by the end of the part it felt more like it was showcasing failure than providing an impressive, stoke generating segment (which again, was taken away from by the billion different snowboarders being overlayed... ADHD much?)
the same can be seen in callum's part, with the snow being vfx'ed away. cool concept, poor, poor execution in my opinion. it took away from the impressiveness of the shots. i see what they were trying to do, but they overdid it on the VFX.
dont get me wrong, i am not trying to say it was a shitty film from a newschoolers "i want to see mind blowing jumps and hits and rails and whatever the fuck you toss in a level 1 movie" but i am saying they MASSIVELY overdid it on the VFX. at the premiere i went to in van they were talking about how they hired this new vfx girl, and from the amount of hype they did about how much of an awesome job she did, the movie seemed a lot like a showcase portfolio reel for her special effects.
if sherpas wants to delve more into merging vfx and skiing like they tried to do in into the mind, they really need to watch some of the knife show edits and what mike benson has put together, and take it down a notch.... or twelve
french fried when he should have pizza'd. rookie mistake.
"that one kid he was like a one stomp gumba"
why? jiblife drops in like 2 months (give or take never) - chardi
some say, he once finished a slalom race backwards, just to see what 2nd place looked like. and that kangaroos, actually cant do flips. all i know, is hes called, the stig. - seward