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WATCH: Ghostbusters 2016 pre-vis used 1984 movie equipment

April 23rd, 2022 by Marc Comments

Now, before we go any further, this article is NOT saying that Paul Feig’s original Ghostbusters: Answer the Call was set to be a sequel to the original movies (although, we once thought it could have been here).

Proof Inc is a pre-visualisation company who develop pre-vis stuff for movies and they have recently put their work online for Answer the Call and likely because the new equipment hadn’t been finalised, they have they using the tech from the original two movies.

We interview Paul Feig about Ghostbusters: Answer the Call and all the controversy that went with it

Not only that, but we can also see the original character names on the nametags on the jumpsuits with Kristen Wiig’s Erin Gilbert called Gabler and Melissa McCarthy’s Abby Yates called Bergman. It’s a fun little catch.

Proof Inc had this to say: “We had the great pleasure to work with Director Paul Feig and VFX Supervisor Pete Travers on the “Ghostbusters” reboot. Our work totaled a ghastly 30 minutes of run-time, and included Previs, On-Set Vis, and Postvis. Our team was fast and nimble, generating sequences without the benefit of storyboards and then transplanting them to new locations as the script continued to evolve. During production, a Proof team travelled to Boston to provide real-time comps of Times Square for the filming of the big 3rd act finale. No Proof artists were slimed in the making of this film.”

You can see the technology in the video below:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….