16 Oct 2019

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 factors we discuss below. The production of Jurassic Park

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uncanny valley
17 Jul 2017

The Uncanny Valley

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 animation industry means having a thorough understanding of what the uncanny valley is, how to

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Star Wars The Force Awakens
29 Jun 2017

Practical Effects vs CGI

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 wave of practical effects has witnessed a resurgence in to Hollywood. In recent

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