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comment Is the BB-8 robot in the new Star Wars movie and in this presentation the same exact robot?
The one in the GIF, although it looks the same as the one on stage, seems like it is CGI and not a practical robot, mostly because of the bouncing head.
Apr
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comment How to find out whether a reality show is scripted
I'm going to disagree that every reality TV show is scripted. My family was on an episode of Sell This House on A&E about ten years ago. We were never told what to say. Things just happened and they filmed it. They shot about 18 hours of video over three days, that was edited down to 22 minutes. The format apparently was successfully; the series ran nine seasons. Our episode was rerun several times over a period of a couple of years. (And just from that one episode, we would occasionally get recognized on the street, "Hey weren't you on...")
Mar
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Mar
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revised Cant remember title of movie simliar to journey to the center of the earth
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Mar
23
answered Cant remember title of movie simliar to journey to the center of the earth
Mar
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accepted What does the audience do during hour-long breaks while taping Wizard Wars?
Mar
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comment What does the audience do during hour-long breaks while taping Wizard Wars?
@Walt The article you linked to has the important piece of information that was missing: "6. There are unseen magic acts -- Both sets of competitors create routines for the second round, but just the winning team performs." I conjectured this in a comment to the_wandering_dev_manager, but was looking for something to back it up. Your link does that. The audience does not have to wait for the teams to develop their acts.
Mar
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comment What does the audience do during hour-long breaks while taping Wizard Wars?
@Walt That's an excellent link. Please make your comment into an answer you can be in the running for the bounty!
Mar
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Mar
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comment What does the audience do during hour-long breaks while taping Wizard Wars?
That would work for the first round -- but for the second round, the team playing against the Wizards isn't known until the first round has been judged. I doubt they would have both teams prepare routines for the second round, and only one team's effort actually used, but I guess that could happen. Will be interesting if anyone else chimes in.
Mar
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revised What does the audience do during hour-long breaks while taping Wizard Wars?
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asked What does the audience do during hour-long breaks while taping Wizard Wars?
Mar
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Mar
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comment Legal implications of shooting a movie along a public sidewalk with dozens of people
Wow, what an edit. I wish I could upvote again. Thanks for all the additional information, and in particular the difference between commercial use and informational use. Still seems there could be some grey areas there sometimes.
Mar
7
accepted Legal implications of shooting a movie along a public sidewalk with dozens of people
Mar
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comment Legal implications of shooting a movie along a public sidewalk with dozens of people
The general crowd release is like what the print on the back of a sports event ticket (like a baseball game) so they can show you on TV if they want ("Kiss Cam" etc.) Hadn't thought of using that for a movie. The Matrix video was fun to watch, but of course that was exactly opposite of what I am referring to -- the Matrix crowd was obviously extras, and the people on the New York sidewalk on Law & Order SVU (which inspired my question) looked exactly like a normal street scene (which was the director's intent).
Mar
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asked Legal implications of shooting a movie along a public sidewalk with dozens of people
Feb
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comment “I find her interesting because…she sleeps above her covers…”
If you sleep above the covers, you don't have to make the bed in the morning.
Feb
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Dec
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comment Which movie/tv started showing scenes after credit?
Well technically probably the first movie made back in the late 1800's or early 1900's to have credits (which would be a question in itself), because closing credits weren't common until the 1970's, and before that all credits were shown before the first scene. Perhaps this question should be retitled "Which movie/tv started showing scenes after the ending credits?"