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Practical Effects vs. CGI

Here are a few things to keep in mind as a VFX artist While practical effects and CGI both have clear benefits and shortcomings, the technique you choose for your artistic expression will likely vary from project to project based on…
uncanny valley

The Uncanny Valley

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Understanding The Uncanny Valley A concept many filmmakers and game-makers alike must deal with when creating animated portrayals of humans is something called the “uncanny valley.” In fact, for many animators, being successful in the…
Star Wars The Force Awakens

Practical Effects vs CGI

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CGI vs. In-Camera Effects Do CGI special effects outperform practical effects? Is CGI ruining the quality of the filmmaking process? Filmmakers are having to wrestle with difficult questions about using CGI in movies, especially as a new…