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Cinematographer Larry Fong Talks The Predator

British Cinematographer have posted an interview with The Predator’s cinematographer Larry Fong in which he talks about his work on the film, his collaboration with Shane Black and some of the technical details on how he shot the film.

“I’d have to say that a lot of my past projects have been very visual, which of course is a cinematographer’s dream. But as I began to get to know Shane and explore what his vision of The Predator was, I realized that although the visuals were important, they weren’t nearly as important as the story and the characters. And by the way, one might think I’d be disappointed, but that’s not true. The visuals serve the story and the director’s vision; that’s cinematography 101. It’s always a challenge finding the sweet spot of what the look should be.”

 Cinematographer Larry Fong Talks The Predator

With the film now out, we’re starting to see behind the scenes and concept art being released by the people who worked on the film. You can keep track of it all with us on the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy forums!

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Comments: 45
  1. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 30, 2018, 01:23:48 PM
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    Way more on his website.

    This is great!  Thanks for sharing it! 👍
  2. integer3
    Quote from: skull-splitter on Sep 29, 2018, 02:16:02 PM
    Quote from: Nathsp on Sep 29, 2018, 11:09:51 AM
    Quote from: skull-splitter on Sep 29, 2018, 09:52:24 AM
    *immitating Jack Sparrow* "why the dreads?!"

    Why the whole concept itself...
    I think it's un wise to hinge the franchise on the comic book plot, but the dreads were the worst idea to it all, besides the canons being as big as logs.
    Dear: Shane Black

    You were Great in the First Predator Movie, but we wanted you to know that the Predator already owns a pair of Stark Industries Iron-Pred Suits

    01. Predator Blazer

    02. Predator Hydra

    From AVP Extinction 2003 Video Game

  3. SiL
    A "hero" suit is just a higher quality, close-up friendly suit. From the BTS pictures they did have their masks off at some point so yeah, they probably had fully animatronic faces, too.
  4. bobcunk
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on Sep 27, 2018, 06:15:28 PM
    Quote from: bobcunk on Sep 27, 2018, 06:07:02 PM
    Quote from: SyntaX on Sep 27, 2018, 10:06:56 AM
    Funny thing is; these "Friendly Predators" had alot more to do in the "Shane Black" version of the movie. Hell, they even created HERO suits (read: expensive ones) for 'em.
    were? What hero suites.
    In early behind the scenes photos, the friendly predators wore camo pants of sorts.  There was a mild uproar about it.
    ya I saw them. But they looked more like stunt suits. By hero I'm thinking fully animatronic face.

    Quote from: Wysps on Sep 28, 2018, 02:43:52 AM
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 27, 2018, 06:12:30 PM
    They were new suits for the Emissaries. Each had a unique paint job on there too. One was even purplish.

    Are these images uploaded anywhere?  Would like to take a peek.
    yes in the gallery I assume.
  5. biosynth
    Dear Lary Fong. You are the cinamatographer. Yes, the characters are more important... but your job is all about the look of the film... thus the visuals of the film should be your priority... not the characters. Leave that to the writers.
  6. SyntaX
    Funny thing is; these "Friendly Predators" had alot more to do in the "Shane Black" version of the movie. Hell, they even created HERO suits (read: expensive ones) for 'em.
  7. Kailem
    The part we saw was essentially just the end of the scene that got cut. It was originally a longer scene introducing her, and it's very noticeable how abrupt it is in the final version.
  8. ace3g

    QuoteCheck out our before and after of #ThePredator! 🎬 Have you seen it yet?
    #MPC_Film worked on the Upgraded Predator, the Predator Dogs, environments and some awesome FX effects. #VFX #CharacterLab #visualeffects #vfxbreakdown

    QuoteChoosing my outfit for the day. #outfit #thepredator #actorlife #instagood #fridaymood #love #passion #winning #Hollywood #scifi #character #allthewayup

    QuoteIt's Friday!! Great day to catch a movie. Check out The Predator. It's a fun ride. Here's some BTS pics. Enjoy @predator #thepredator #dupree #movies #actor #actorslife #goodtimes #20thcenturyfox #predator

    QuoteI had the pleasure of working with an awesome crew of people on #thepredator last year and this year helping to bring the #upgradepredator to life with @glennennis and @prestfortime . I'm a lucky guy to be able to perform as an Actor and Stunt performer with some really talented people. Make sure you check it out! Thanks for having me out @momothesafetymonkey @chriswebb13 👍🏼 @trevoraddiewhiteninja @deltaechovan @tysonarner @stuntmarshall @stuntmarshall @dopudmike @1stuntman2mastiffs @irma_leong @rhysstunts @mowat17 @stuntcarpy @jaybellski @stevensonheath @byronbrisco @stuntshreck @brentwconnolly Director @bonafideblack I'm sure I'm missing a bunch.. good times! #preddog needed a nap! 😜😴

    QuoteA little still from my adr session this summer. #thepredator #dupree check it out @predator comes out today #grateful #movies #actorslife

    QuoteCan you see the resemblance? Spent a fair bit of time on stilts as the upgrade predator. As did @prestfortime and @danielcudmore thanks @momothesafetymonkey and @chriswebb13 for the gig. #predator @peacemaker_filmworks #imelevenfeettall

    QuoteBTS of #Predator with the smart and strong @oliviamunn. She's the best example of having integrity. I was impressed with her ability to pick up action quickly on set but when she's able to take real action and stand up to the studio and media that's when you have to bow down and give her 100% respect. Olivia, it's been a honour working with you 🙏🏼 .

    QuoteHilarious and as professional as they come. It was an honor to #stunt double @keeganmic on #predator last year.

    Quote@oliviamunn was dope to work with! Definitely one of the guys. .

    QuoteCan't forget to fuel up with a good meal before @1stuntman2mastiffs @byronbrisco @robertsluggo & Myself go off to fight the #predator Don't forget to go see how I die... or do I live...? #stunts
  9. D88M
    His work with Snyder his great, but the visuals of this movi are so generic anybody could have done it. Also i am sure the movie in its complete form had something resembling a story and characters, but not the movie that we got.
  10. Kailem
    So has anyone spotted the original red suit easter egg that Larry Fong has mentioned is in there somewhere? Nothing springs to mind that I can recall, but I did miss some of the other easter eggs people have pointed out so I clearly just didn't notice it.
  11. yarko
    Being the cinematographer behind Watchmen, 300, Batman V Superman, etc (you cant deny the cintematography in those was masterful), he should have been left in charge of  the decisions in The Predator, at least it would have been a beautiful nonsense and not a dull-looking nonsense. Story and characters in this case are far from good enough, and the action was messy and badly filmed  :'(
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