DW: “Blade Runner 2049″ is the sequel to Ridley Scott’s cult science-fiction film from 1982. Was that a challenge for you? Gerd Nefzer: The whole movie was a big challenge, but the main one was for a scene towards the end of the film that takes place in a stormy and misty ocean. We had to build a special pool in Hungary for that. We conceived a rain system, several wave machines and even water slides with tiltable, 2,500-liter water tanks to create the effect of waves collapsing over the actors. The water had to be heated because Harrison Ford, understandably, didn’t want work in cold water; you can’t work in cold water for very long. And all of it had to be built in a very short time — in just 10 weeks. This short planning and preparation time was the main challenge. Read more: ’Blade Runner’ director Ridley Scott turns 80 Special effects artist Gerd Nefzer also worked on “Captain America: Civil War” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” That was the scene where Harrison Ford sinks into the ocean with a bus… Yes. The car sinking into the ocean was also a mechanical effect. We used an oversized roller coaster rail that led from the land over the harbor wall into the water. The bus was supposed… Read full this story
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