Robert Legato

Pasadena, CA, United States

About Robert

TED Conference

TEDGlobal 2012

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Robert Legato
Posted almost 3 years ago
Rob Legato: The art of creating awe
I'm still doing the same thing actually but the posters are a little more involved, production value a little higher and hopefully the end result a bit more believable. All my best to you. Rob
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Robert Legato
Posted almost 3 years ago
Rob Legato: The art of creating awe
He was referring to the rocket lifting off while the gantry arms were still swinging out of the way. In the shot where they are not in unison and the camera is travelling down the rocket, the rocket has not begun to move yet. We certainly took liberties there but he was ok with that as everyone seemed to like the shot dramaticlly. His memory was infused with what he thought should happen which was the gantry arms were safely out of the way before the rocket began it's liftoff. That's why he thought our depiction was wrong.
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Robert Legato
Posted almost 3 years ago
Rob Legato: The art of creating awe
Fair enough, but he had no way of recording it. The genius trick was using it in films. Not until the invention of movies could one use it to their advantage in creating a visual illusion for the masses to appreciate. Truth be told it is possible that it was discovered for film and used prior to 1910 by George Melies himself or the Lumiere Brothers. The actual date qouted was made up and an approximation as a split between these two eras of movies. Certainly used to great effect by Buster Keaton and Chaplin a bit later. Then copied forever more after that.