Amazing Race finale OAD 5-9-10

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bryhamm, May 9, 2010.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    What about CGI scenes where two characters are present? You don't think they have each of them film the scene separately and then splice to two together, do you?
     
  2. cstelter

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    Well, according to Wiki, the Yield has been in effect since season 5 and that is largely similar to the U-Turn though less interesting. They've had some sort of 'slow another team behind me down' effect for all but 4 seasons. With a U-Turn at least, if you're good it may be less of a delay than a yield and if you're not, it may be devastatingly longer like the morse code was this year.
     
  3. Idearat

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    While using a U-Turn or Yield can have a serious effect on the team targeted, their presence has an effect on the overall game. As many have suggested, the big race is who comes in first at the end, all you need to do is not come in last in each of the individual segments.
    Prizes for arriving first is one way to get people to hurry during a segment. The potential to be yielded or U-turned is another. The only way to be sure you won't be the target is to not be at that point last.

    Both of these server to spur people on, above and beyond the need to not show up last.

    My 2 cents on whether to use it on a strong or weak team: You should always use it on a team that it has a good chance to eliminate, usually one you think is currently back in the pack. Using it on a strong team who's currently running 2nd of a large group is quite possibly going to slow them down, but not sure to result in their elimination. With an equalizer the next morning the only lasting result is you annoyed a strong team, not a benefit to you.
     
  4. Idearat

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    I peeked at Wikipedia to double check something and saw that it was pointed out that Brent performed 7 of the roadblocks. It mentions no information if that violated the "no more than 6 roadblocks" rule, as well as no information if this were to result in a penalty.
     
  5. TriBruin

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    But also does that count the one the puzzle challenge Roadblock that mandantory for the team member that did not do the previous Roadblock?
     
  6. Einselen

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    Thing is what limited info I know about motion capture is that it is used to get a general idea of movement based off the actor, athlete or just random person in general and not used to be a frame by frame exact representation of the person. EA does not have Lebron James come in and dunk over Rasheed Wallace, they have Lebron James come in and do some motion capture, which includes dunking and have Rasheed come in and do his own motion capture.
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Sure, it can be done that way, especially for video games where you just need to create all the possible movements, and then the computer puts them together. But what about for movies where motion capture is used to create a scene? Do you think that Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana filmed all their scenes for Avatar separate from each other and then James Cameron just put them together in the editing bay?
     
  8. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

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    Possibly, it depends on how much motion capture is used vs. filling in the gaps (like in hand animated films having the key shots with other artist doing the in betweens). I am sure the DVD has some special features which describe the entire making of the film. This challenge though seemed like basic motion capture of just the key joints (knee, elbow, head position, etc.) and not the more advance motion captures used in films like Avatar.
     

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