Audio problem: After Agent Dammers shoots Frank in the arm, in the close-up he shouts, "I don't want to shoot you in the back...I said turn around!" In the next close-up of Frank, Dammers repeats the latter, though nothing is heard. (01:36:20)
The Frighteners (1996)
1 audio problem
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Dee Wallace, Jake Busey, John Astin, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson
Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Waterhouse walks into the livingroom and greets her three babies, there is a large area rug in front of the coffee table. However, as the babies fly towards her in the wide shot facing her, that area rug is gone! (00:22:55 - 00:23:50)
Old Lady Bradley: The wicked will be punished.
Question: How did the people behind the film achieve the effect of making the actors look like ghosts. I truly have no idea.
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Chosen answer: For the most part, the actors playing the ghosts were shot separately on blue-screens, and then comped into the scenes. (By removing the blue background through a process called "color keying", and placing them over the scenes) They were simply given a blueish glow and made semi-translucent to complete the effect. It was pretty cutting edge back in the 90's, but nowadays, it'd be very easy to make the exact same effect using a simple program like Adobe After Effects.