RocketJump Film School Teaches That CGI In Movies Is Actually Pretty Great … Mostly

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Freddie Wong has actually given me a lot to think about …

Via the RocketJump Film School series, a fairly new filmmaking guide that also promotes reason along with its tutorials is attacking what you know and what you believe about CGI — computer-generated imagery, and practical effects.

George Miller gave the practical effects purists a reason to celebrate when Mad Max, said to be all practical effects, was a box office winner. But as Wong, who knows a little something about filmmaking and CGI shows, CGI is in most things (including Mad Max) but when it’s done right, you have no idea. Most of the time you find yourself complaining, it’s just because it isn’t used right.

When it’s done perfectly, as Freddie shows, you have no idea at all.

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