Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Practical Effects Vs. CGI

Practical Effects Vs. CGI? Practical effects because one of two things:

1.) No matter how good CGI is I am still aware that it's CGI, when I see really good practical effects I see it has real because it was at one point a real physical creation in front of a camera.

2.) Practical effects for me have more movie magic involved in it. By that I am left in shock and awe thinking how the hell the filmmakers did that, when with CGI the answer is simple: they did it on a computer.

It's not CGI is bad, it can be used well (Gollum), but it can also be overused mainly in all of the Hobbit movies (seriously you can't just put Orc makeup on a stuntman??)

Movie Maker: The Ultimate Guide to Making Films

Movie Maker: The Ultimate Guide to Making Films

Some cgi can be really good but i think practical effects are well more effective. With a film like "The Reef" the camera tricks and use of live shark footage works well. They could have done CGI with the shark but glad they went in a different direction. With "Deep Blue Sea" the use of animatronics and CG were counter productive. At any rate glad the OP posted the topic.

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