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CGI humans & why they never quite look genuine.

The technology of today is advancing constantly, despite this, no matter how powerful computers are and how knowledgeable people have gotten one thing still remains; CGI humans are never quite realistic enough. No matter how much money, time and effort studios and companies pour into making their computer generated characters seem life-like, they can never […]

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CGI, is it worth the cost?

It’s no secret that making a decent film can leave quite a dent in your budget. In fact, the cost of production alone for a major studio to create a movie is around $65 million USD. This figure is of course excluding factors such as marketing which would add around a further $35 million. All […]

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How CGI and SFX went from This to That and Why That’s Good.

How CGI and SFX went from This to That and Why That’s Good. Many films in the past used models and practical effects to create explosions or, as an example, a space war surrounding and targeting a death star. Now. With the technological advancements in film making, these are needed less. To make explosions realistic […]

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Commentary Rant Video Creation

A commentary rant video is a video about somebody commentating and/or giving their own opinions a certain situation or video. Commentary rant videos were one of, if not the most popular types of videos during 2016 on YouTube in both ways of popularity as in thousands of people came to view these sorts of videos […]

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Contrasting Special and Visual effects (Practical and CG)

Special effects and visual effects may seem very similar through an outsider’s perspective but there is a good amount of differences when it comes between the two. The two sorts of effects are done to make or do things that would be really hard or impossible to do in real life but the main different […]

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JURASSIC PARK: Why were the old effects better then the new ones??

The release of the new Jurassic World (2016) (sequel to the classic Jurassic Park) sparked a whole new topic of conversation. After viewing this movie when people realised that the special effects that were used in the original film were better. If I’m being honest, I agree with them. When Jurassic Park first came out, […]

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STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – Just how convincing was CGI Tarkin?

ROGUE ONE: Just How convincing was CGI Tarkin?  In 1977, audiences were blown away when the first Star Wars film, a New hope hit the theatres. It was a massive, revolutionary step in visual effects, one that would change the way we view cinema forever. This was pretty much the reaction I suspect audiences would […]

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A Look At The Film and Media Industry In Australia

There are a lot of common misconceptions, stereotypes and bad information when it comes to the film industry around the world and in Australia. Some of the more commonplace ones in Australia are about the size of the industry the limited opportunities. Many believe that in order to gain employment and make a living in […]

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How Motion Graphics Have Changed Over Time

The technology used to create motion graphics and animation in film and television has changed substantially since its invention, we will look at a few of the many ways in which it has changed in that time. Motion Graphics in fact goes back almost to the beginning of film, the exact date or year it […]

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Powerful Messages Portrayed in Motion Graphics

Graphic design has been modernised into video animation or motion graphics as it is currently known. Graphic design was introduced in the early 20th century. It was used to describe things visually and present complex ideas in a simple way to improve communicational difficulties. There are many reasons why society has moved to using motion […]

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