December 2015 release based on the true inspirational story of “Herman Melville’s Moby Dick “ is all set to hit the theaters worldwide. The making of this movie has its own story. Therefore it has many fascinating facts. Here is a list of 5 facts about the movie, In The Heart of The Sea.
It’s taken 12 years to go from script to screen – Producer Paula Weinstein first read Philbrick’s book in early 2000’s. According to reports the first draft was extremely good but due to lack of technology then, stopped them from moving further.
They waited for 12 long years to gather the right technicality and costing. And now finally the movie is on screens.
The crew had to learn real sea skills – The cast had to undergo a severe training procedure. There training included tying knots, lingo seafaring, Mast climbing and rowing whale boats to name some. The makers wanted the actors to get inside the characters skin. Chris Hemsworth is said to have excelled in all the departments. It seems he kept worth of his name.
Some of the film’s crucial moments were shot on hidden camera – The academy award winning director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle, rigged the main ship with hidden cameras. This allowed him to capture 360 degree of on-ship action. The actors had to be on as soon as they were on board, because they could be recorded in any moment.
No whales were harmed during the making – Unit publicist Kathryn Donovan reportedly said that no whale was harmed during the making. While the imagery of whaling in the book is shockingly violent, it will be considerably tamer in the movie. For scenes depicting the reality of whaling’s arduous and bloody work, a prosthetic whale was constructed as a realistic set piece. And the rest as you can guess is CG.
The CG whale is a bit like Clint Eastwood – Well the whale is a sociopath. VFX supervisor explained that the makers wanted the whale to seem realistic instead of a monster. They did lots of research to fulfill their ambition of making it look like a real animal with a personality.