Rick and Morty: Live Garage Timelapse
For his recent live-action Rick and Morty shortsAdult Swim could easily give up Christopher Lloyd and Jaden Martel in front of a green screen, got the actors to read their lines, and built an all-digital set around himself in post-production, and viewers probably wouldn’t blink.
Simply shooting shorts in a real garage was also an option that was probably considered, but in the end the chain decided to go all the way Hollywood is built on illusions, building Rick’s garage on set within a few days. After receiving a number questions about which part of the set was real, directed by Paul B. Cummings loaded time-video delayed constructions to his personal YouTube page, where you can see how the structure is assembled in one minute. While the live-action garage doesn’t feel as familiar as its animated counterpart, it kind of works. Rick and Mortyestablished canon of some of its realities, simply by having wildly different aesthetics…
The more tidbits there are about the live-action shorts, the more it feels like this is a project that Adult Swim may have been pondering for a while before deciding to try it out in this format.
Translation of everything Rick and Morty to meatspace would be a colossal effort that might not do justice to the characters, but it would be very interesting to see snippets of the show’s multiverse illuminated in this way in the future of the franchise.
Rick and Morty is now streaming on Adult Swim’s website as well as its app, and the show can be downloaded from most streaming stores.
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