"We were doing a show that nobody else understood"
July 26, 2012 7:39 AM   Subscribe

"For Iron Man 2, there was a massive set built for the Stark Expo. It was the largest blue screen ever used in a film. It was so funny being there and having Jon explaining that to me, realizing we had done the same thing years before." A comprehensive behind the scenes interview with the creators of Nick Arcade. (Previously)
posted by yellowbinder (9 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
That article was a grueling read.
posted by bleep at 8:02 AM on July 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Oh God, that show. Watching someone play Sonic the Hedgehog without being able to figure out the jump button always sent me into a fit of rage.

I wanted to be there! I wanted to fight Mongo and help Mikey!
posted by SNWidget at 8:27 AM on July 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Growing up, I had a persistent, reoccurring fantasy of one day being on Nick Arcade.
posted by The Whelk at 8:49 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


"It was so funny being there and having Jon explaining that to me, realizing we had done the same thing years before."

People who say that stuff really come off as assholes, don't they?
posted by xmutex at 9:50 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


As a kid watching that show I knew there was blue screen wankery going on and I knew it would be really disorienting to run around that obstacle course while watching for the enemies and such on a television that was off to your side.

I'm not able to find any footage or photos of what the "video dimension" set looked like; does anybody have a source?
posted by kzin602 at 11:06 AM on July 26, 2012


This interview is truly inspiring. God, if only I'd been slightly older and closer to where they shot this.
posted by infinitewindow at 4:21 PM on July 26, 2012


Why was every kid they found to go on Nick Arcade apparently a kid who had never seen a video game again!
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:10 PM on July 26, 2012


Better than the kids they found for Legends of the Hidden Temple. Those morons never could figure out how to stack the three parts of the shrine of the silver monkey in the right order. Feet, torso, head. It's not that complicated!
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 8:21 PM on July 26, 2012


I read awhile back that the monkey was poorly-built and that half the time the kids couldn't put it together because it was literally broken.
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:54 PM on July 26, 2012


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