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(LA Times)   City of LA: "How about bright green bike lanes downtown for improved bicyclist safety?" Location scouts: "How about no?"   (latimes.com) divider line 173
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2013-04-02 07:09:48 PM
I'm no video expert.  Can't they do a little "green screen" special effects to get rid of that green bike lane?
 
2013-04-02 07:13:10 PM

BarkingUnicorn: I'm no video expert.  Can't they do a little "green screen" special effects to get rid of that green bike lane?


Probably, but it's still a pain in the neck and even though it's cheaper these days, it's still an added expense.
 
2013-04-02 07:54:10 PM
"We spend so much time fighting to keep filming in the city and to keep the city film-friendly, and when something like this happens, we can't take it lightly,'' Duffy said in an interview. "We're in a crisis mode, and every one of these little things just puts us more into a crisis."

Looks like failed screenwriters can become location scouts.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-02 08:05:51 PM
I thought paint was too slippery for bicycles. There are plastic coatings, but they are expensive to cover an area as opposed to a line.
 
2013-04-02 09:36:45 PM
Maybe try filming in the actual city being portrayed.
 
2013-04-02 09:37:20 PM
I don't understand... how hard could it be to get rid of a bright green object in post?
 
2013-04-02 09:41:06 PM
Maybe they should start realizing LA isn't the only city on the world.
 
2013-04-02 09:41:31 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Duffy said in an interview. "We're in a crisis mode, and every one of these little things just puts us more into a crisis."


Oh, FARK!  A crisis in Hollywood!
 
2013-04-02 09:41:48 PM
They'll get over it.

www.globalrhetoric.com

Or not.
 
2013-04-02 09:42:44 PM
LOL crisis.
 
2013-04-02 09:44:06 PM
Aren't all "LA" scenes shot in Vancouver at this point anyway?
 
2013-04-02 09:45:08 PM

CruJones: Maybe try filming in the actual city being portrayed.


This
 
2013-04-02 09:46:35 PM
You should not bike in LA the air quality is not safe for exercise.
If you go somewhere you should drive.
 
2013-04-02 09:48:40 PM
CRISIS:LA... MORE INTO THE CRISIS!
 
2013-04-02 09:48:45 PM
Last I knew, LA's purpose in life was not to be an exclusive shooting location for Hollywood. Maybe they need to GTFO & GBTW somewhere that is else.

/apparently not only is Hollywood out of ideas, they are out of locations as well
 
2013-04-02 09:49:15 PM
Thank god I live in a place (Nebraska) with enough parks and undeveloped land that the bike paths can cut through safe, quiet areas with almost nothing around instead of inches away from multi-ton hunks of metal going 2-3 times faster than you.
 
2013-04-02 09:49:23 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: CruJones: Maybe try filming in the actual city being portrayed.

This


Hmm, if you want Dallas in the 1970's you could dress up Dallas or you could go out to Longview.
 
2013-04-02 09:50:05 PM

CipollinaFan: You should not bike in LA the air quality is not safe for exercise.
If you go somewhere you should drive.


So it's like NYC then?  No one drives, there is too much traffic.

/not obscure
 
2013-04-02 09:50:43 PM

ZAZ: I thought paint was too slippery for bicycles. There are plastic coatings, but they are expensive to cover an area as opposed to a line.


I've ridden on this kind of green paint (they're misinformed when they say 'it doesn't exist in any other city' - yes, it does, idiots), and it has sand or something added to it to give it some grit.  But it's still a bit slipperier than asphalt.

Also, this is an excellent example of entitled Hollywood assholes who thinks the world revolves around them and don't mind sacrificing some non-celebrity bicyclists if it keeps their movie budgets lower.
 
2013-04-02 09:52:15 PM
They don't like em? I say double em.
 
2013-04-02 09:54:21 PM

dookdookdook: Thank god I live in a place (Nebraska) with enough parks and undeveloped land that the bike paths can cut through safe, quiet areas with almost nothing around instead of inches away from multi-ton hunks of metal going 2-3 times faster than you

while their drivers are talking on their cellphones or, far worse, being Lindsey Lohan. 

MTWFY

/Made That Worse For You.
 
2013-04-02 09:55:25 PM

TaterTot_HotDish: this is an excellent example of entitled Hollywood assholes who thinks the world revolves around them


No, it's an example of moviemakers who spend millions of dollars in the area by using it for location filming pointing out that the green paint obstructs that purpose.  Hyperbole much?
 
2013-04-02 09:56:29 PM
So the city can't develop because movie makers need a generic looking city to film in?

farkers.
 
2013-04-02 09:59:25 PM

CruJones: Maybe try filming in the actual city being portrayed.


I take it you're volunteering to pay, on every project, for the airfare for the cast, the gas and 18-wheelers for the equipment, the extra money for the crew for the extra days in travel and setup, the lodging and food (nobody can go home at night), etc., etc.?
 
2013-04-02 09:59:27 PM
Funny how some Hollywood nativists get this way, protecting LA's film industry as if it wasn't 50% porn. Lobby your damned government for incentives, not injunctions.
 
xcv
2013-04-02 09:59:38 PM

rmatthewware: Maybe they should start realizing LA isn't the only city on the world.


Isn't that the problem? Aren't Canada and Central/Eastern Europe are already common stand-ins for most of America cause the Hollywood progressives don't mind undermining American labor when it would lower their profit margin?
 
2013-04-02 10:00:02 PM
As if they couldn't easily fix this. Normal every day shots on tv shows still have green screen.

http://youtu.be/clnozSXyF4k
 
2013-04-02 10:00:07 PM

rmatthewware: Maybe they should start realizing LA isn't the only city on the world.


They do know that.  LA has been losing a lot of business over the last decade.  It's not exactly a disaster, but the numbers are way, way down from where they used to be.  Doesn't mean a lot to all the rich executives and stars, but the crew and bit players in LA lose out on work.

Of course, when they come up to Canada, that's good for me.
 
2013-04-02 10:01:44 PM
Green pavement? So like I could set up a picnic spot and eat lunch? Or maybe have my dog crap on since its green and not bother picking it up because nature and compost into the green pavement grass.

Paint parts of roadway green so bicycle people stay on it and stop swerving all over the lane of traffic and basically impeding traffic flow which is a ticket offense.
Get caught three times and impound the bicycle.
Use another bicycle and take a trip to jail for being a bicycling asshole.
 
2013-04-02 10:04:23 PM

Superjew: TaterTot_HotDish: this is an excellent example of entitled Hollywood assholes who thinks the world revolves around them

No, it's an example of moviemakers who spend millions of dollars in the area by using it for location filming pointing out that the green paint obstructs that purpose.  Hyperbole much?


No, I don't think my statement was hyperbolic.  In my observation, people who have millions of dollars generally do think the world revolves around them.

Sorry I called them assholes, though - they're really more like insensitive jerks.
 
2013-04-02 10:04:26 PM
We're not even cheap labour up here anymore. We're skilled and we have unmatched movie infrastructure, thanks in part to gov incentives.
 
2013-04-02 10:04:44 PM
FTA:"...  and makes it harder for L.A. to do what it does best: play other cities. "

I don't think anyone believed that those palm trees were native to Cleveland, but you can keep telling yourselves you were doing a good job.
 
2013-04-02 10:04:54 PM

TaterTot_HotDish: ZAZ: I thought paint was too slippery for bicycles. There are plastic coatings, but they are expensive to cover an area as opposed to a line.

I've ridden on this kind of green paint (they're misinformed when they say 'it doesn't exist in any other city' - yes, it does, idiots), and it has sand or something added to it to give it some grit.  But it's still a bit slipperier than asphalt.

Also, this is an excellent example of entitled Hollywood assholes who thinks the world revolves around them and don't mind sacrificing some non-celebrity bicyclists if it keeps their movie budgets lower.


More like the entitled cyclists want the scenery to change to suit them. The Hollywood types want to keep everything the same. When they start to require cyclists to register their bikes and help contribute tax dollars to the maintenance of the roads then the cyclists can have some say as to how the roads are used until then shut the fark up and get out of the way.
 
2013-04-02 10:06:23 PM
Hollywood...powerless against green street paint.
 
2013-04-02 10:06:28 PM

Tax Boy: Aren't all "LA" scenes shot in Vancouver at this point anyway?


Well, yes, anything that's supposed to be LA is shot in Vancuver.  But anything that's supposed to be NYC or Philly or DC or Chicago or anywhere else is shot in LA.

100 Watt Walrus: I take it you're volunteering to pay, on every project, for the airfare for the cast, the gas and 18-wheelers for the equipment, the extra money for the crew for the extra days in travel and setup, the lodging and food (nobody can go home at night), etc., etc.?


We do.  Or at least my city does.  In the form of tax breaks and having a film office that coordinates with city government to make getting permits easy.  They've filmed a bunch of movies in Philly recently, most of them set in NYC, because it's cheaper and easier to shoot Philly-for-Manhattan.

Ironically, everything set in Philly still shoots in LA.
 
2013-04-02 10:07:02 PM
Couldn't the production company paint it concrete-asphalt grey for a few days, then back to green when they're done shooting?  Molehill meet mountain.
 
2013-04-02 10:07:03 PM
If only they had some method of removing blocks of green from their movies.  Farking tards.
 
2013-04-02 10:08:25 PM

SuburbanCowboy: As if they couldn't easily fix this. Normal every day shots on tv shows still have green screen.

http://youtu.be/clnozSXyF4k


Doubleplus ^this^. Only amateurs actually film on real streets.

Here's an early clip from Star Wars Episode VII. The effects haven't yet been completed:

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2013-04-02 10:09:59 PM
Dear location scouts:

bmadore.squarespace.com
 
2013-04-02 10:10:04 PM

titwrench: When they start to require cyclists to register their bikes and help contribute tax dollars to the maintenance of the roads


...and that's where you started looking like an idiot.  Most cyclists own cars.  They buy gas for cars which is taxed to maintain the road.  Understand?

/the next lesson involves the fact that the original reason roads were paved with asphalt was for cyclists, not cars, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.
 
2013-04-02 10:10:52 PM
There's a certain color that comes to mind when thinking about this problem.  And it's not green.  It's more the color of the people having this problem.
 
2013-04-02 10:11:02 PM
These don't exist in any other city? Dumbasses have never been to Portland, apparently.
 
2013-04-02 10:11:24 PM

titwrench: TaterTot_HotDish: ZAZ: I thought paint was too slippery for bicycles. There are plastic coatings, but they are expensive to cover an area as opposed to a line.

I've ridden on this kind of green paint (they're misinformed when they say 'it doesn't exist in any other city' - yes, it does, idiots), and it has sand or something added to it to give it some grit.  But it's still a bit slipperier than asphalt.

Also, this is an excellent example of entitled Hollywood assholes who thinks the world revolves around them and don't mind sacrificing some non-celebrity bicyclists if it keeps their movie budgets lower.

More like the entitled cyclists want the scenery to change to suit them. The Hollywood types want to keep everything the same. When they start to require cyclists to register their bikes and help contribute tax dollars to the maintenance of the roads then the cyclists can have some say as to how the roads are used until then shut the fark up and get out of the way.


I read TFA and didn't see anything about the city cyclists insisting on it. It read to me that the city painted the street to improve cyclist safety, the city saw a marked decrease in accidents and thus decided it was a good idea to re-paint it.
 
2013-04-02 10:11:24 PM

Surool: FTA:"...  and makes it harder for L.A. to do what it does best: play other cities. "

I don't think anyone believed that those palm trees were native to Cleveland, but you can keep telling yourselves you were doing a good job.


This wasn't really Wisconsin?!!!

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2013-04-02 10:11:50 PM
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Copenhagen has grade/curb separated bike lanes with separate stoplights for bikes. Americans are horribly behind when it comes to this sort of thing.
 
2013-04-02 10:11:52 PM
this is 100% bullshiat. Calling it out now.

Why? When they want something to look period, they throw town tarp that looks convincingly like whatever happens to be period and you'd never know. It's incredibly easy to hide the "look" of a flat green strip.

This is another "Hollywood doesn't like change if it doesn't benefit them because they're the equivalent of the old people who protest gay marriage".
 
2013-04-02 10:13:45 PM
I thought everyone filmed in Canada and the Czech Republic these days (or have they gotten greedy and Springfielded their film industry?
 
2013-04-02 10:14:41 PM

funmonger: Funny how some Hollywood nativists get this way, protecting LA's film industry as if it wasn't 50% porn. Lobby your damned government for incentives, not injunctions.


Actually, most of the porn is filmed in the San Fernando Valley, miles north of downtown.  It's pretty low budget, and they usually film indoors anyway.  LA would be screwed without Hollywood and the peripheral industries.  It's never good to bite the hand that feeds you millions of dollars.
 
2013-04-02 10:14:44 PM
Sounds like a certain industry forgot to donate to certain political campaigns.
 
2013-04-02 10:14:56 PM

CruJones: Maybe try filming in the actual city being portrayed.


You're way ahead of me, my friend.
 
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