Monday, October 8, 2007
FOR FIFTY BUCKS...
This clip via Troma reminds me of this adage I heard somewhere, please forgive me but I long forgot where it originated it from or who even said it first, but it goes like this;
A producer wants to part the Red Sea in a Moses flick and asks a special effects guy how much will it cost. The special effects guy ponders it for a moment and says "well for a million I'll part the actual Red Sea. For half a mil, I can part just half, and for fifty bucks I can have a guy in a costume point to something off screen and yell 'oh shit the Red Sea is parting!'"
That is what the clip reminds me of. The gist is that in the end sometimes you don't need a big budget to pull off a certain effect. Just a bit of know-how and a skill of cutting corners.