Technological innovation in cinema is one of the topics that usually generates multiple debates. In particular, when it is used to rejuvenate performers or generate, in closed spaces, scenes that were previously recorded outdoors. The result, sometimes, is usually not so satisfactory or reveals the study in charge of the production. Maybe that’s why the director of Indiana Jones 5James Mangold, decided not to work with CGI for the recording of this film.
During the pre-production and production process, James Mangold he was interested in generating a realistic cinematic experience. For this reason, when they asked him about the possibility of working on pre-designed backgrounds, the director rejected the measure from the outset. It is not a minor fact because these types of decisions are the ones that influence the final aesthetics, in the cinematographic experience.
Based on this decision, James Mangold opted for the most practical special effects for Indiana Jones 5. It must be remembered that this franchise is recognized for its adventurous tone and, at times, explosiveness. His character, played by Harrison Ford, goes through impossible scenarios to achieve what only he believes possible. Therefore, the easy thing would be to use resources that simplify some issues. But not.
James Mangold and the special effects in Indiana Jones 5
In statements given to the magazine Empire, the director described part of this pre-production process. During meetings with the team, from time to time a comment would appear about it. But, for James Mangold, “if someone brought up the subject in the first meetings, I would say: ‘no volumes (screens), please”. Much of the cinema that is made today is marked by green backgrounds that are then worked on.
filming of Indiana Jones 5 occurred between USA, Sicily, Morocco Y Glasgow. What is the substance of this decision? Being faithful to a cinematographic tradition. The franchise began in an industry in which this type of technological resources did not have as much influence as now, some of them did not even exist. So, to return to a classic way is also to honor part of the history of this story.
Part of the resources that were used during the recording of Indiana Jones 5 They are vehicles, planes, trains, horses and helicopters for the recreation of the scenes. In the words of the producer, Simon Emanuel, “each type of vehicle and each country allow us scenes through which we recreate truly iconic and gigantic events”.
A percentage of the story that will tell Indiana Jones 5 it has to do with a former Nazi agent who goes into the United States and gets a position within NASA. The antagonist of the story is vollerwho will be played by Mads Mikkelsen. Although the film was finished shooting in February 2022, it won’t hit theaters until June 30, 2023.