"NO CGI" is really just INVISIBLE CGI <---- excellent video series youtu.be

Submitted by devtesla in just_post

This has straight up made me evaluate how I've thought about the last decade or so of movies, like holy crap. Like I knew there was some bullshit involved with the anti-cgi sentiment in the last few years, but I didn't know how much it was. My thoughts before going into this is "movie effects haven't gotten better in twenty years" but I think I'm totally wrong, they're just more invisible.

There's a lot of labor implications to invisible cgi too that he's not gone totally into yet but that's probably in the 4th part. I also find it charming that he clearly loves big fake looking cgi stuff that has gone out of favor, to the point of thinking that the trinity explosion in Oppenheimer needed more cgi. Like he's wrong but that's extremely charming


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twovests wrote (edited )

I haven't seen this yet, but it's so refreshing to see a YouTube informative video that's broken up into parts and is not 4 hours long. (Sorry Hbomberguy)

Going to watch this later because it seems so eminently Consumable


voxpoplar wrote

I haven’t watched through these yet but even Knives Out had CGI in it


Dogmantra wrote

Oh I enjoyed this, thank you for linking. Lots of thoughts swirling around my head, and I'm reminded of a film movement that I read about once on wikipedia and can't find again that was about "capturing reality" where the rules involved no editing of any kind, no scripting, etc and even that movement has the aspect of curation to it!