вторник, 8 декабря 2009 г.

He's like any other actor


ВАDHAM: Oh, I'll tell your, he certainly was one of our actors! Number Five ran our lives, just like a star will run your life—how he was feeling that day, how he was working or not working, whatever was going on with old Number Five. Certainly, during scenes, you would get very involved in his ability to be alive and get caught up in it. Absolutely. STARLOG.: What were some of the problems of directing Number Five and relating to him as an actor?

Well, he's like any other actor. You have to really handle him and be nice to him. You've got to give him a little squirt of WD-40 oil in the morning, instead of a cup of coffee, so he'll start up for you. You 're trying to create life out of a series of parts that normally don't have life—and how do you do it? By every theatrical and filmic trick known to man! Whatever it lakes to get the shot, is what you do. Sometimes, we had 12 people operating the robot and they all had to coordinate their work, to make the robot move in a smooth motion. It was very difficult.

STARLOG: If you had up to 12 people working Number Five, how did you manage all the robots going at once—as when the three other robots were doing their Three Stooges routine?

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