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by Michael Ho

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cgi, george lucas, siggraph

DailyDirt: Bring Out Your Dead... With CGI

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

We often talk about big budget movies and how, every day, it's getting cheaper and cheaper to produce quality films. The real revolution may come when special effects don't really seem all that special. CGI is really getting impressive (by that I mean it's hard to know when it's actually being used sometimes) and here are just a few links we've come across on this topic:
  • Hephaestus points out this trend -- around the same time that George Lucas is denying the rumors that he's going to bring back dead actors via "computer trickery" and the purchased rights of deceased movie legend images. Sir Alec Guinness may want to roll over soon. [url]
  • Movie Reshape has demonstrated its cool capabilities at Siggraph. And I don't think I'll ever look at BayWatch in the same way again. [url]
  • Folks that make quartz countertops would not be my first guess for a sponsor putting CGI fruits in their commercial. Incidentally, this video clip looks a lot more realistic if you've ever shattered a banana with liquid nitrogen. [url]
  • If you've seen other cool CGI projects, tell us about them in the comments....

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