Computers Imagery – Passing Trend or Actors of the Future

Posted By on Dec 5, 2015 |


“High technology on the film cannot replace real actors and it is unlikely that it will become the dominant part of cinema”.

This is the sentence that we hear from some of the movie critics, but is it like that? We face ourselves with more rapid technological progress than we could have ever imagined, so we shouldn’t be surprised if computers imagery become actors of the future.

Avatar brought revolution in film making and most of its characters are computer made. James Cameroon, director of Avatar, said on one occasion: “Actors ask me if we’re trying to replace them, but it’s not just about that. What we’re trying to replace is the five hours we spent in the makeup chair” Avatar gained the title of most expensive movie in the history of film making, it is estimated that on its creation was spent more than 500 millions of dollars, but later he busted all box offices.

The long wait for the birth of the latest generation of special effects and computer-generated images is also related to the famous director of ” Star Wars ” – George Lucas. Whether due to pressure from the fans or because of inadequate technical achievements, the facts are that Lukas continued his big hit after sixteen long years.

 Not far from the truth, seemingly incredible fact that we will not need actors for the films of the future, is that Cameroon literally waited for the technological progresses. How would we else explain that he had the story of “Avatar, ” in his mind back in the mid-nineties. When in 1999 James Cameroon offered the script for this movie to the studious, they refused its implementation because it was expensive for everything that director intended.

The character of Gollum from ” Lord of the Rings ” convinced him that revolution of new generation of special effects has progressed sufficiently to be able to embark its implementation of ” Avatar.”

Visual effects company ” Weta Digital”, owned by director Peter Jackson who also created Gollum from ” Lord of the Rings” – the first computer animated actor who was awarded withthe best digital role, convinced Cameroon that the animators could convert every detail on its starting characters from ” Avatar” because there aren’t some major differences between Gollum and Na’vi.

The first film which featured a computer-generated image is “The Abyss,” it was also directed by James Cameroon, on the movie appears water snake, which is computer made, on its creation participated the most famous studio for special effects, ” Industrial Light and Magic “, owned by George Lukas.

While people portend harsh future for the actors because they are going to be, if we consider the latest Hollywood blockbusters, replaced by computer- generated characters, it is unlikely that this will actually happen if one knows that movie stars are the one that are selling the movie and because of them crowd goes in cinemas, but time will only tell.

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