Breaking Dawn News – Christina Perri’s First Live Performance of ‘A Thousand Years’ (Acoustic version)
We cannot get enough of this song! Thanks again Christina Perri!
Cannot wait forNovember 8th for The Official Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Official Soundtrack to come out in Singapore!!!
Our reaction when we got the news
Then the realization set in.. then..
Are you guys ready?
And we quote:
We will be sending the Lucky Winner (with A Friend), on a Once-In-A-Lifetime trip to Los Angeles to attend the World Premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 in Los Angeles!
A contest trailer will start running on air sometime the end of next week, so please ask all of your friends and fellow Twi Hards to keep your eyes glued to Channel 5 for more details!
*knocking on computer screen*
Hello?! Everybody still conscious?
This is the ULTIMATE PRIZE for us Twilight fans – To be at the second last of the Twilight Saga Movie premieres and to see and maybe meet EVERY ONE of the Twilight Cast in person after following them from afar for all these years.
We cannot wait to see who will represent Singapore Twilight Fans at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 World Premiere on Monday 14th of November, 2011 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Just think about it, you don’t have camp out weeks before the premiere. You get to dress to impress and maybe walk the red carpet. Get door gifts at the premiere. Schmooze with Hollywood people and best of all watch Breaking Dawn Part 1 with the cast or take a pic or 2 with them.Who knows how much more lucky you can get!
Know this – We envy you already – whoever you are!
Hehe – we don’t know if it will happen exactly as as we imagined cos we don’t have the exact details of the prize yet – but we can still dream
So we cannot urge you enough – TO WIN THE ULTIMATE TWILIGHT FAN EXPERIENCE – TUNE IN TO CHANNEL 5
GO TO MEDIACORP CHANNEL 5 : http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/tv/channel-5/events/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5460030&ocid=tweet
See if you can spot all these when you watch the film!
Montreal, Que: Oct 20, 2011… Montreal-based studio Modus FX recently delivered invisibly integrated visual effect shots for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. The latest installment in the wildly popular romantic vampire series based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer opens in theatres on Nov 18. Incorporating a stylized look as a visual expression of the more-than-human qualities of the characters, the film required seamless CGI and a refined aesthetic.
A team of 12 artists at Modus had six weeks to complete 42 shots for the film, which included creating a pregnant belly for lead actress Kristen Stewart, digitally removing a wrist brace she was wearing in another sequence and a variety of subtle cosmetic refinements.
Yanick Wilisky, visual effects supervisor and co-founder of Modus FX, described the challenges of creating organic CG. “We are all so used to seeing organic objects and surfaces. If something is just slightly off, you know it’s fake – even if you can’t put your finger on exactly what the problem is.”
Making Stewart look pregnant was one of the tasks assigned to Modus. “They wanted the baby to kick and move inside her belly,” said Wilisky. “We had to match the camera moves, the lighting, even the film grain, along with the subtleties of her skin.”
In fact, according to CG supervisor Martin Pelletier, “The two hardest things to work with in CG are water and skin.”
“For this project, we had to be really quick in terms of turn around,” he explained. “We made use of very complex lighting from the set, adding 3D layers, and a matchmove of her stomach, to make her look pregnant. We took our time at the start to get the recipe right and that paid off in efficiency once we got going. We were soon able to turn around several shots each day.”
“Hand-Crafted” Visual Effects
In one central sequence – the wedding of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) – the camera pans around the newlyweds as they embrace. However, due to a minor wrist injury, Stewart was wearing a brace on the day of the shoot. Naturally, the brace had to be removed in post.
“Matchmoving a close-up is a good example of the challenges of organic CG,” said Pelletier. “We started with a CG model of the hand and then carefully crafting the rig to create natural motions. Once we had that, every minute movement of the hand had to be matched exactly.”
The shot, which is over 300 frames, called for extensive camera tracking and object tracking. Lighting artists at Modus rendered the actor’s hand with subsurface scattering to capture the partial translucence of skin and make it look believable.
“Tracking was particularly challenging, because when they were shooting it, they weren’t thinking about it as an effects shot. There was no camera metadata for the sequence,” Pelletier explained. “The solution was to do a series of careful manual adjustments until we had correctly replicated the light sources on the set. For work like this, it really takes the eye of a skilled artist to get it right.”
“Bella is moving in the shot as the camera circles around her,” Wilisky added, “She’s holding Edward’s hand, so we needed to recreate parts of his hand, along with some of the background. It was a highly technical and complex shot, but no one will see any of that when they watch the movie.”
Ever since ‘Twilight’ in 2008, Channel 5 has been promoting the Twilight Saga Series by screening ‘the Making of ‘ featurettes for each of the films, trailers, interstitials and has even had EXCLUSIVE interviews with our favourite Vegetarian Vampires, Wolves and of course the Volturis. They have sent Utt to interview the cast and who could forget when Sezairi serenaded Kristen Stewart. Kristen was speechless!! Thank you Channel 5!
Well here’s the LATEST from Channel 5:
We do have something very special in store for Twilight fans, please tell all your friends and fellow Twilighters to stay tuned to Channel 5 in the upcoming weeks for more details!
WOOT!!! We C.A.N.N.O.T WAIT!!
To get the updates
TUNE IN to Mediacorp’s Channel 5 on your TV
Here are the interviews Channel 5 did with the Twilight Cast over the years!
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
Here’s the first promotional image for Caius of The Volturi posted onn Saga Crespusculo’s Facebook.
Yikes, he really looks menacing and that’s an understatement!
Like he knows something that I don’t …
[Edit] There’s no Volturi Medallion on him. Wonder if the Volturis are changing their look for Breaking Dawn Part 1.
Its just great watching a how big fan she is and to be inspired by the Twilight books to write such a great song! And like all of us she also is a huge fan of the Twilight movie Soundtracks – for usit has been an awesome way to learn about artists we otherwise would not have known!
Here’s Christina Perri!
This footage was revealed during the broadcasting of the tv show ‘Revenge’ on the US TV Network, ABC.
Thanks to Collider.com for cleaning it up and we get to see how Bill Condon worked with the Breaking Dawn Cast.
Heaps of Thanks to MovieFanatic.com for the awesome pics!
Here they are in the order of our favourites!
This pic just cracks us up! Emmett & Rosalie moving logs like they’re nothing! So cool! Cannot wait to see this!
Bella trying on the sky high killer heels that Alice chose for her and was exclusively designed by Carolina Herrera (her wedding dress designer as well) in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik. (according to @CourtneyJustice)
Spot Edward’s Bloody shirt – wonder what happened there!?!?
One word : Awwwwww..
They look soo happeee!
The always literally hot & smouldering Jacob.
Cannot wait to see this in moving pictures!!!!
Its that time again! In a few days you guys are gonna see a lot of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 in Singapore!! We have heard from a little bird that THIS YEAR – Fans in Singapore are gonna get the surprise of their TWILIGHT LIFETIME!!!!!!!
We at Twilight Singapore are literally like …..
and cannot wait for IT to be REVEALED!!!!
So watch this space!
We are also in the midst of planning an event to celebrate the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 in Singapore.
OMG.. Am literally a crying blubbering mess after watching this video. This could possibly the FAVOURITE SONG in the Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack. Its gonna be as distinct a Twilight classic like Paramore’s Decode.
The song tells of Bella & Edward’s journey through life until they found each other.
From the onset of the video, the lyrics of the song are written on boards and nailed to the trees. The lush beautiful ancients trees that is omnipresent in Forks – the cold, wet town that Bella hated but grew to love.
A Thousand Years’ melody is utterly gorgeous and moves us as it brings you along into Bella’s mind (just like in the books!) on her big day. Its her wedding day and she is walking towards Edward standing waiting for her at the altar. All her doubts and all her insecurities are cast away as she realizes that she was right all along. “One Step Closer”
And on the other hand, Edward - “All along I believed I would find you, Time has brought your heart to me, I have loved you, For a thousand years”
Its a simple music video but it says so much. Christina Perri is obviously a Twilight fan cos not only she has an understanding of the story to write this beautiful song, she’s gonna appeal to all the fans by including elements of the previous book covers in this music video! The Apple = the forbidden fruit for Twilight, The Flowers and ruffled petals of New Moon, The Red tethered and torn ribbon of Eclipse and The Chess set from Breaking Dawn where Bella who was at first the pawn who overcame the odds became the powerful Queen.
Tell us what you felt after listening to this song.
Breaking Dawn News – TTS: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Movie Soundtrack – First Single “It will Rain” by Bruno Mars
Its here! The First Single off BD Part 1 Official Movie Soundtrack. What were your expectations and once you’ve heard it – What do you think?
Here’s the track list!
The Joy Formidable End Tapes
Angus & Julia Stone Love Will Take You
Bruno Mars It Will Rain
Sleeping at Last Turning Page
The Features From Now On
Christina Perri A Thousand Years
Theophilus London Neighbors
The Belle Brigade I Didn’t Mean It
The Noisettes Sister Rosetta (2011 Version)
Cider Sky Northern Lights
Iron & Wine Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version)
Imperial Mammoth Requiem On Water
Mia Maestro Llovera
Carter Burwell Love Death Birth
The Deluxe Edition of the Soundtrack will have the following Bonus Tracks!
Hard-Fi Like A Drug (Bonus Track)
Sleeping At Last Turning Page (Instrumental)
Kevin Teasley Eclipse (All Yours) [Bonus Track]
Bruno Mars [Edit] It Will Rain
Breaking Dawn News – [UPDATED] The loong awaited Trailer is finally here! All 2 mins and 30 seconds of it!
Thank you to Yahoo Movies for bringing it to us!
We know you like!!!!!
What do you think?!
[updated] Here’s some of our favourite shots from the trailer!
The Cullens & their extended Vegetarian Vampire Family
The Wedding set in the FOREST!
Stephenie Meyer & Wyck Godfrey at The Wedding and Edward waiting for Bella.
Bella breaking Jacob’s heart (again)
Everyone giving the New Mr & Mrs Cullen a rousing sendoff.
Edward Cullen (being traditional as ever) carries his new Mrs over the threshold
Edward crushing the headboard
Bella waking up to feathers!
Edward: “Last night was the best night of my existence”
The WolfPack at La Push ( beautiful shot)
A tender moment for Edward, Bella and their unborn child
Sam or Jacob in wolf form watching The Cullen House from a distance (awesome POV)
Edward Cullen in a dilemma
The Cullens & Jacob’s pack defending Bella against Sam’s pack
Sam doing what he is suppose to do – protect his tribe from the Cold Ones
Jacob protecting the girl he loves
Thanks to Les chroniques d’Evenusia for images!
The 15 secs preview of BD Part 1 trailer just came out at Yahoo Movies!! The full length trailer will be shown on September 13th.
It looks like it could be the house in Isle Esme.
At least that’s what we think so – cos it it doesn’t like Carlisle’s or Charlie’s kitchen. What do you think?!
Breaking Dawn News – [Updated] NEW Rob Pattinson & Kristen Stewart BD interview with Premiere Magazine (France) Sept 2011 issue
In this interview Rob and Kristen give us new interesting tidbits and insights about working with Bill Condon and about Breaking Dawn.
P: How was it like on set on the last day of filming Breaking Dawn, when you had to say goodbye to 4 years of Twilight?
We were in Canada for the last day of shooting with the entire crew. A normal day on the set of Breaking Dawn, we were shooting at night, it was freezing and raining… When the first assistant announced the end with his clapperboard, everybody locked themselves up in their trailer without even having a last drink. But my last day, strictly speaking, came a bit later and it was amazing. Part of the crew got back together to film additional shots in the Caribbean. It was just Kristen and I, no worries… We were shooting in the sea so I didn’t have to have makeup on or wear my contacts. It was so hot, at the end of the day we all went out for cocktails on the beach, watching the sun rise. I then asked myself why we didn’t do this in those four years. Every difficult moment just vanished.
INTERVIEW WITH ROB
Première : How long did it take to film both movies ?
Robert Pattinson: 8 months!
P: Not to quote her, but Kristen Stewart told us 6.
RP: I had to stay longer.
P: Were there some mornings when you got up and asked yourself: ‘I can’t believe we’re still filming this movie.’?
RP: For sure, I mean we spent two months shooting in the same room in front of a huge green screen.
P: I hope it was the sex scene!
RP: Nope! This one we wrapped in a day. No, we had to film scenes where nothing happens. We were trapped in this green screen room with fake snow all over the floor and we spent our days barely saying a word, looking each other in the , trying to look as intense as possible.
P: Nobody told you you were part of an experiment?
RP: That’s it exactly, ‘We’re going to put you in this green screen for 8 weeks, we’ll see which one will break down first.’
P: Did Bill Condon come on set with his Oscar beneath his arm?
RP: No, that’s not like him. But I don’t think he realized what he got himself into. He’s someone that doesn’t stress much though or he’s really good at hiding it!
It’s funny, really. Everyone came to him screaming: ‘Bill did you see this? It’s nonsense!’ He’d just look at them and say ‘I know, it’s crazy.’ And the next second, he was gone.
P: It’s a way like any other of solving problems.
RP: You should have seen him. ‘I completely agree with you. It’s a disaster.’ And then he’d been gone for the rest of the day. Bill is hilarious and he put some of his sense of humor in the movie. The Twilight saga is not really known for its fun side but the previous directors seemed really attached to the angst aspect. The beginning of the last movie is the complete opposite: light, relaxing…
P: The first images of the trailer looked indeed bright and sunny.
RP:Bill is an excellent screenwriter as well. Like Chris Weitz, who was more daring with New Moon. He wasn’t scared of drifting away from the book sometimes. In any other movie, when a line doesn’t work, we change it during filming so it flows better. But it wasn’t always possible with Twilight. If I was ever uncomfortable with a line, I was told ‘You have to say this. It’s in the book!’ Bill didn’t hesitate, ‘We’ll adjust, it’s my movie after all’… *laughs*
P: You just made millions of fans angry.
RP: Too bad. It just reminds me of something I saw not too long ago, when I stumbled into a picture of a girl who had the famous line ‘And the lion fell in love with the lamb’ tattooed on her. I looked at it twice and she had ‘And the lamb fell in love with the lion’ instead. Can you imagine that, having a movie line ~engraved on your skin and it’s not even the right one?
P: In the first three movies, it’s always about repressing sexuality. In this one, it’s party time: midnight baths, sex scenes where the bed breaks, a rushed pregnancy… I don’t know if I can handle all of this at once.
RP: It scared me a little too, to be honest. When I heard about the last book and was said: ‘You’ll see, they sleep together all the time, it’s rough sometimes too. Jacob falls in love with a baby’… I was dumbfounded. Summarized like this, you’d think it was the most screwed up story ever. But when you read it, it’s not as shocking/scandalous. For those who don’t know the books, I’m sure this movie is going to be by far the most interesting of the saga. We’re gone from the teenaged fantastic genre and enter a weird drama that ventures into horror at times. There are scenes were Bella looks like an alien. When the baby eats her from inside, she looks so thin and ghastly. Kristen had to wear this horrible makeup and when I’d see her come on set, I’d ask the crew: ‘’Are you sure we’re filming Twilight? Isn’t it supposed to be harmless and PG-13?’
P: I’m sure David Cronenberg is going to be pleased. ‘Robert just filmed the adaption of Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo.)
RP: I think he’s going to enjoy certain scenes, like the one where I open her up by biting thorugh her placenta. It wouldn’t have played up in one of his feature films, he would have filmed it with a close-up of course.
P: With Breaking Dawn, I think you will attract a new audience. Beginning with those who will want to see it for the twisted plot.
RP: They’re going to get their money’s worth. It’s hilarious, No movie this size dares taking those kind of risks. But since the craziest scenes are a big part of the story going forward, it was impossible to not have them included in the film. We would look at each other everyday and say’ I think we don’t have a choice, we have to film those weird stuff.’ There was no way we would tone it down.
P: So you became an in ‘oral Caesarean’ expert?
RP: It was without a doubt the funniest thing I ever had to do. I’d raise my head up and I was covered with cottage cheese or whatever substance they put in there. Before filming the scene, Stephenie Meyer, a midwife, Kristen and I sat down to talk to a doctor to decide where I was supposed to bite if this situation would ever occur in real life. The doctor looked at us a bit puzzled and said: ‘I don’t think you could ever do this in real life.’ *laughs*
P: I’m getting more and more excited to see this movie…
RP: I’m eager too. I’m probably going to die laughing watching it.
INTERVIEW WITH KRISTEN
P: The first Twilight movie was a teenaged love story, the second a love triangle and the third, looked almost like a war movie. How would you describe Breaking Dawn?
KS: It’s more a family drama. Contrary to the previous films, everybody is united in this one. The beginning of the movie sets up a ton that literally departs from the other movies, which in my opinion was what the saga truly needed. It’s fun, it’s light, we finally see the characters happy. Of course, it doesn’t last long…
P: I admit I have a soft spot for the first movie. I felt like the next two were just there to stretch the story in vain.
KS: I understand and I agree, the first one had something. It was original and stands out by itself. I felt like the book was well represented, that Stephenie’s hand was visible. It’s the peak of the story we tried to build for 3 movies. It’s the grand finale with all the excitement that goes with it.
P: I read that Stephenie Meyer wrote the grand lines of the fourth book right after the first one, which could explain this ‘padding’ side of the second and third book.
KS: I didn’t know about that. But it’s true that it wouldn’t be absurd in the sense that we could go directly from book one to the wedding in the fourth. At the same time, I remember Stephenie was writing the fourth book while we were filming Twilight. When I think back to that period of time, it seems so crazy to me. Nobody knew anybody, we were all different. I can see us again, actors, directors, screenwriters, going up to each other and said sort of shyly ‘Hello everyone.’ Now that we’re all so close, it feels weird.
P: You were 17 when you filmed the first movie. How did those 4 years of filming the saga changed you?
KS: When you spend time on a project that asks for so much work, you have to feel invested; ready to defend it with your body and soul. That’s how I feel for all my movies. Twilight helped me share this passion with a bigger audience. Like everyone who reaches this level of fame, the saga is criticized a lot, but I realized that it only made me want to defend it even more. This experience helped me open up. When I was younger I felt things more strongly but I wasn’t always able to put it into words. I made tons of progress. In this field, every new project shapes you, helps you fight against your inhibitions little by little. I was a teenager when I started and I think you get better as you learn to know yourself, to make your body your own. It’s after you gain this control over yourself that you’re able to lose it when a scene demands it. Like every movie, Twilight made me grow up, maybe a bit faster than the other ones.
P: Between two movies, you filmed The Runaways and in Welcome to the Rileys. Strong and independent characters…
KS: It wasn’t a conscious choice. Seeing as I’m a natural introvert, I guess I have to compensate by playing those kind of roles. But I’m really not against the idea of playing more weak and vulnerable characters. It would be fascinating.
P: Did some days seem long on the filming of Breaking Dawn?
KS: It was repetitive sometimes to such an extent I felt like I was filming again scenes from the previous movies. It doesn’t mean they’re not crucial to the story but some days I felt like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. Especially when we had to stay quite some times in a house in Louisiana, Baton Rouge. We filmed all the inside scenes before going outdoors. It was intimate scenes with lots of feelings, dialogues; we filmed them all one by one endlessly. I thought it would never end, especially when you, like me, are used to independent movies that are made in 5 minutes.
Then we left for Canada, where it was freezing. Instead of being happy to finally be outside, we were dying to go back inside to get warm. The timing couldn’t have been worse. Even when we filmed the honeymoon scene in Brazil it was raining season.
P: What were the key moments of filming for you?
KS: The ones the fans are waiting for the most: the wedding, the first love scene, the birth scene. To finally put them on tape was cathartic.
WOW! The cover looks awesome! Lookout for it in your local news agents & bookstore soon!
In an interview with Elliott David, Lautner weighs the gravity of an adolescence spent filming and promoting the blockbuster vampire franchise. “I go to a beautiful city, spend the whole time in a hotel room, then I’m back on a plane to the next place,” he says.
This picture is straight out of Chapter 3. BIG DAY of Breaking Dawn (thank you Bill Condon!) It has a HUGE AWWWWW factor so brace yourself!
Thanks to BreakingDawnMovie.org for this
Taylor’s new movie ‘Abduction’ will tentatively open in Singapore in September according to Yahoo Movies (so keep your eyes peeled!)
Here’s the final version of the movie’s poster.
Here’s talking to Fandango about the film.
On Jimmy Kimmel: