Exclusive: Director Jeff Tremaine Interview JACKASS 3D; Reveals 80% was Shot in 3D, Will be 90 Minutes, Wants to do a Version 3.5, More!

     July 29, 2010

One of the highlights at this year’s Comic-Con was getting to see the first footage from Jackass 3D.  While I knew the movie was going to be special, I was unprepared for how awesome the footage would look.  Here’s my recap of the event.  Trust me, Jackass 3D is going to print money for Paramount this October and everyone is going to be talking it once the studio releases a trailer.

Anyway, after I got to see the 8 minutes of footage, I managed to interview director Jeff Tremaine.  If you’re a fan of the Jackass franchise and looking forward to the 3rd installment, you’ll love this interview as we covered everything!  Tremaine  talked about filming in 3D, what cameras they used, said the running time will be exactly 90 minutes and wants to release version 3.5 down the road, what original skits might be making a return, the opening sequence, the most challenging stunts, when did they start filming and are they done, and so much more.  Hit the jump to check it out:

Also, while I usually use my Canon HD video camera for interviews, all I had was my Kodak Zi8 (it’s like a flip).  It’s a bit more punk than we typically run, but I think it fits in with the Jackass mentality.

Jackass 3D gets released October 15.  I could not be more excited.  Finally, a big thank you to Jeff Tremaine for talking to me and for making what’s going to be a classic film.

Jeff Tremaine

  • Says they shot 2D and 3D cameras on the film. Says 80% was shot 3D.
  • 1:05 – Says some of the movie will be post converted and some will remain 2D
  • 1:25 – When did they start shooting and when did they wrap.  Says they started in February and they are still filming a few more days in the future
  • 2:00 – Are the guys still surprised anymore when they’re filming
  • 2:30 – Poo Cocktail Supreme talk – how much does he think the MPAA will allow as they are literally showing shit flying across the screen
  • 3:50 – Tremaine says they shoot double what they’re actually going to use
  • 4:05 – Where are they in the editing room?  Have they done a friends and family screening yet
  • 4:20 – Says Jackass 3D will be exactly 90 minutes and he has another hour of great stuff
  • 5:10 – Talks about releasing a version 3.5 down the road with the additional footage in 3D (not theatrically)
  • 5:25 – What was it like filming in 3D. Says they used a RED camera
  • 6:15 – What was the most challenging stunt and did it make the movie
  • 7:25 – Did they have guest stars want to be in Jackass 3D; confirms they do have cameos in the movie
  • 8:00 – Did they use any of the original ideas and film then again in 3D; Ryan Dunn does Snake River Redemption
  • 8:50 – What is the opening credit sequence of Jackass 3D – says it is the best one yet

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