Superman Returns - Bryan's Journals
Summary: Director Bryan Singer's video journals for "Superman Returns".
Look, up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman soars to DVD June 20th. This fascinating chronicle of The Man of Steel includes rare footage, intimate behind-the-scenes looks, and insightful interviews with cast, filmmakers, comic legends, and celebrities. From comic books to cartoons to musicals to television to film, Superman has emerged through the decades as a universal symbol of hope and strength to fans around the globe.
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Dogs. 800,000 liters of water. A plane. Guy Dyas wearing a cool shirt and James Marsden's greatest performance ever. Bryan Singer directs the hell out of the watery action sequence that is journal 26.
The Superman mythos is full of legacies, and Jimmy Olsen is no exception. In 'Superman Returns,' young actor Sam Huntington steps into the shoes of Superman's pal and aspiring photographer for the Daily Planet. He didn't have to look far for inspiration. Jack Larson, who played the cub reporter in the Adventures of Superman (starring George Reeves), has a role in 'Superman Returns' and he passes the camera and bowtie to a new generation.
Paparazzi have been following the entire production around Australia to a piece of the Superman action. Watch how the crew creatively works around them as Bryan directs Kevin Spacey and Parker Posey on a beautiful day at the beach.
Bryan Singer has taken his epic masterpiece down to miniature proportions. While it's not the shrunken city of Kandor, this massive model railroad set was built specifically for the film. Every kid's dream come true, the set contains several easter eggs that are sure to have fans scouring the movie screen to see what they can find.
San Diego Comic-Con - The largest comic event in North America. Superman - The world's most beloved superhero. Every fan at Comic-Con was anticipating what wonderful surprises might be in store at Saturday morning's Superman Returns panel. Bryan Singer flew half way around the world to give fans their first glimpse of footage from the new film. The result... a standing ovation.
Meet Guy Dyas’ team of graphic designers. These versatile artists are responsible for a vast portion of the minute details that help to sell each scene to the viewer as being a real place, in a real world.
For a massive film like Superman Returns, previsualizing much of the movie is essential. Bryan Singer works closely with a large, creative team of visual effects artists to imagine the film before they actually shoot elaborate scenes. This helps him ensure that he's getting exactly what he needs from both the shooting and the visual effects groups.
Give me the Genesis Device! Director of Photography Newton Newton thomas sigel talks about digital film-making and being the first film to use the new Genesis Cameras.
In Video Journal #12 we saw a massive gimbal the special effects team built, and we asked you what you thought would go on top of it. Watch to take a ride on the gimbal and get the answer!
Dan Harris & Mike Dougherty, writers of Superman Returns, spend a few minutes discussing their thoughts on Superman. They talk about the challenges of telling such a well-known story and what it's like working with Bryan Singer and his familiar crew.
It looks like Santa's getting a new neighbor - Superman. Guy Dyas gives Bryan Singer and crew a tour of a chilly arctic set.
Making a film like Superman Returns is anything but an easy undertaking. On a project of this size, every scene is planned in great detail with storyboards. It is in the storyboards that you first get a sense of how the film will look. Join storyboard artists Chew Chan and Phillip Holiday as they walk us through this process.