While referencing Nolan's action scenes, a fan asked what scene the director is most proud of putting together.
Warner Bros via YouTube Practical effects might be making a comeback. A helicopter carries a piece of plane used for the scene. Other directors are embracing practical as well. While CGI might be easier and safer, Nolan seems to believe that working without that safety net offers both risks and rewards.
Tribeca Film Festival 2015. In order to shoot the scene, Nolan had to obtain permission to drop the plane. His action sequences also rely more heavily on practical effects than CGI.
Christopher Nolan at the Tribeca Film Festival. Abrams has been earning a lot of early praise for actually building most of the sets that you will see in "Star Wars: While it was a scheduled five-day shoot, the crew was able to get it done in just two. It's not one from "Inception," nor is it one from his recent "Interstellar.
He doesn't have an email or a cell phone , and he's a vocal advocate of film over digital. The gravity-defying fight scenes in "Inception" used real sets as opposed to green screen, a gamble which clearly paid off.
Instead, Nolan told the audience if "you're talking pure mechanics" that he would have to go with the opening scene from "The Dark Knight Rises," in which the film's villain Bane Tom Hardy is first introduced hijacking a plane that he drops from the sky.
YouTube screencap The scene was shot in Scotland, where the crew actually dropped a real plane from the sky. Ian Phillips.Batman VS Bane - The Dark Knight Rises Full Fight 1080p HD
Nolan appeared Monday evening at a Tribeca Film Festival panel to discuss his film career.