CGSociety has a great rundown of how the artists at Tippett Studio created New Moon’s wolves!
Eyes and Face
The book described the wolves as having eerily human eyes. “We were told early on that they literally they wanted us to plop the actors eyes into wolf, which always sounds like a good idea on paper but it does not work visually,” said Fredenburg, “so we had to play how much to accentuate them as human eyes and how much to push them towards wolf eyes. The eyelid shape around them is definitely wolf. For the eyeball itself we tended to play a little bit dark so they wouldn’t stick out as these funny white eyeballs in the head of the wolf.” Wolf eyes are iconic and easily recognizable. They have a very distinct eye shape and mysterious expression. “As soon as we put the human eyes in that it destroyed that iconic wolf look, so we tended to play it as subtle as possible to keep from distracting from the wolf.”
New Moon director Chris Weitz lets us in on a few secrets from the New Moon Movie. Did you notice any of these things? Read on:
1. Hidden wolves ”Look for an upside-down engraving of a wolf in the shot of the bowl in which Carlisle burns his first-aid equipment; on Jacob’s T-shirt when he meets Bella in the school parking lot for the first time; and a wolf trinket on the dream-catcher that he gives her.”
2. Vampire elevator music ”When Edward, Bella, and Alice get into the elevator on their way to see the Volturi, the music playing in the elevator is from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (a.k.a. The Bat).”
3. Emotional baggage? ”When Bella is looking for the meadow where she and Edward are seen lying down together, she carries a golden compass clipped to her backpack — part of my baggage!”
4. Speedy suitor ”We did a little trick when Edward gets out of Bella’s truck and they’re arguing. We wanted to show Edward moving impossibly quickly, so we put Rob right next to the camera but out of sight, and used a double dressed like Rob in the driver’s seat. When Edward gets out, it’s the double, and then Rob steps in front of the camera, and it looks as if he got there faster than humanly possible.”
5. Look it up ”And last but not least: If you want to know what Jacob says before he almost kisses Bella, ask a Quileute! The address of the Quileute tribal council is quileutenation.org. I can tell you this much: He says, Kwop kilawtley.”
Chris will be revealing more secrets tomorrow – so head over to EW.com to see them!
This made me laugh soooo much and I hope you all like it too – thanks a ton to irunwithvamps30 for sending this to me Stephen Lunsford (Private Practice) and Elizabeth McLaughlin (The Clique) reprise their roles as Edward and Bella.
From his own personal photo book, director Chris Weitz presents a very special inside look for fans into one of the key scenes from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON. The images were taken during Chris’ first scouting trip to Italy, before Montepulciano was selected for the shoot. Enjoy!
CLICK HERE to see the rest and to read about what Chris had to say about the photos!
Here are some photos from the red carpet of the New Moon premiere that I haven’t seen yet! Rob looks dazzling and cute, as always! The second one makes me laugh for some reason. Definitely check out more of these photos here!