50th Anniversary of Planet of the Apes Retrospective // USC Cinematic Arts Exhibit


Hello. I am currently at the
USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles California. They are having a very special exhibit to celebrate the 50th year anniversary
of the Planet of the Apes. The original Planet of the Apes film
was released in 1968. And for those of you who don’t know, this is my favorite movie of all time. I expect this to be a very small exhibit therefore making this a very short video
but hopefully entertaining. They are handing out this sheet which has all the information
of the different photos and what they are and the people who are in them. Very informative. A lot of these costumes and props are actually donations
from private collectors and fans that have bought these items
for their personal collection through the years. Ok, this is cool. Look. They’re using motion capture to go from actors and funny suits to intelligent chimpanzees
half humanoids. Wow this is so, this is amazing, like you can actually see
the acting that goes on behind this CGI, just in one photo. There are more motion capture photos, well, behind the scenes photos,
of the motion capture that goes on behind
all of these Planet of the Apes films that were released
as the reboot of the franchise. By the way if you hear talking
in the background is because they are playing
one of the movies up here, very, very loud. This is the chessboard and chess pieces
from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. This is the shooting script of the original
Planet of the Apes from 1967. Oh, look, it’s a little miniature of the original town
from the original movie. This is where all the Apes lived. I want a little one. Look at this. It’s a little chimp that’s helping out
with the makeup department. This is the process of making the masks
that the actors wear. This is one of the extras
without their masks on. I think they’re supposed to be
an orangutan. And here is what I suppose’s
one of the actors on their lunch break. Look at how many different masks
they had ready to go. Wearing sunglasses. I’ve been there. That is it for this video,
I hope that you enjoyed it, if you did then please give me
a thumbs up to let me know. This exhibit is going to be
running all through May, so if you find yourself in Los Angeles and you happen to be
a Planet of the Apes fan, and even if you aren’t
and just love cinema in general and moviemaking then I definitely recommend this. It is super small.
will probably take you maybe 20 minutes if you look at each object in detail
but it is well worth it. Not only is USC hosting this exhibit but they are also hosting screenings of the
different films along with QA’s, with industry professionals. So, this is a fascinating retrospective into the 15 years of this amazing
franchise of the Planet of the Apes. It is also very cool that this coincides with the 50th anniversary
of the original film that started it all. The exhibit very clearly shows
the evolution of the different films, including the TV series,
of this whole franchise. And it’s just so interesting
to see how they go from the organic practical special effects,
to having the CGI ape. This is very, very cool to see how this franchise
has evolved with the ages and with the magic of cinema. Be sure to subscribe to me
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