Episode 004 April 2014
We chat with film fan Brian Covey about the development of the front-screen Introvision compositing technique for Outland – or as I like to call it, Sean Connery: Space Cop! – and the early computer effects and makeup designed for Altered States, interview Brad Justinen and Shane McKown of Motion Sickness about their Open MoCo project, and take our own dip in a sensory deprivation tank – for SCIENCE!
About The Optical
Host Mark Boszko takes you on a journey back through the annals of Cinefex magazine, talking about the movies and topics they covered 30+ years ago. We talk to people involved in the films, people who make movies, and people who love movies, and have a fun time doing it.
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Proprietor of the float|seattle isolation tank studio, in Seattle, Washington, and fan of both altered states and Altered States.
Cinefex — The journal of cinematic illusions.
Take yourself on a blind date...with yourself.
and Shane McKown
Brian Covey, lover of film, and @hidvorak on Twitter
- Cinefex number 4 — April 1981
- Revisiting Cinefex (4): Outland and Altered States by Graham Edwards
- Introvision on Wikipedia
- US Patent 5,061,061 – “Front projection composite photography system combining staged action with two projected images”, including diagrams
- Sensory deprivation tanks on Wikipedia
- Follow along with our List on Letterboxd, featuring films we’ve covered, and upcoming films to watch.