There’s a couple Superman fan films on the way this coming year. One in particular is this “S” production I’ve been following a few months on FaceBook.
The film is shot mostly (if not all) in front a very large green screen. Green screen has its place in film, but even in Hollywood productions it gets overused and cheapens the film. But! And a big BUT! It allows film makers to incorporate elements they couldn’t normally incorporate into their films and because you’re working in a studio you have more control over your environment. This holds incredibly true for the people who make fan films. It’s a inexpensive way to put shots together they could no way afford in the “practical” world.
So with all that indicated my only critique of this new Man of Steel fan film from the teaser shown below is the overuse of the green screen. You’ll see what I mean at some points. It’s a minor nitpick to what looks to be shaping up to be an incredible film. It will be the story and the acting that will sell it in this geek’s eyes.
“With the intent of finally destroying Superman, Brainiac finds his way to earth. However, he doesn’t go about this task alone, as Lex Luthor finds his way into the mix. Now two of Superman’s greatest villains are working together to take down the Man of Steel. Guest Starring Lois Lane. Production dates January 8-16. Summer 2011 Release.”