BBtv – Speed Racer's "photo-anime" hyperreality: John Gaeta interview, part 2.

Today on Boing Boing tv, part two of Xeni's visits with John Gaeta, the Academy Award-winning Visual Effects supervisor of the Matrix trilogy — his new film, Speed Racer, opens today in theaters around the US.

This latest Wachowski brothers project reinterprets the classic 1960s Japanese anime series of the same name.

In this second part of BBtv's conversation with Gaeta, he reveals some of the art, anime, and pop culture elements that combine to form Speed Racer's "poptimistic photo-anime" feel. The live action Speed Racer is saturated in a candy-colored palette so rich, audiences may just leave the theater with a contact sugar high.

View interactive samples of the digital building blocks behind the movie in a related online feature in VRMAG, "Speed Racer Uncovered."

And Gaeta adds a special message for Boing Boing tv viewers, who are already well accustomed to all things digital — "For optimal viewing experience, see Speed Racer at a digital cinema or IMAX theater." He's not kidding, with a feature like this, analog projection just doesn't do the work justice.

Link to Boing Boing tv episode with discussion and downloadable video.

PREVIOUSLY: Part One of BBtv's interview with Gaeta on "Speed Racer."

(Special thanks: John Gaeta; Andy and Larry Wachowski; and David Pescovitz)