Of course, I watched the new Two Towers trailer today, just like every other Tolkien fan. And I really like what I saw.
But I noticed something I’ve noticed before, in trailers and in the full-length films. The title sequences jitter on the screen as though they were filmed by a guy sitting in a theater with a camcorder. (OK, maybe it’s not that bad, but it’s noticeable.)
Effects groups can do motion-controlled shots with live action, miniatures, matte paintings, and CG elements all merged on screen, moving seamlessly together. (For that matter, there was a translucent overlay at the bottom of the frame throughout the trailer, and it was rock solid.) Why can’t they generate title sequences the same way?