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an FX-ladden primer for the next mister X analysis which will debate the pros and cons of modern CGI as well as practical old-school fx techniques (done in my traditional snarky style…but seriously heartfelt)
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You showed many examples of great practical effects. Then you showed examples of okay to great CGI effects. Then, to make the point of why you are making this video, you show some bad examples of CGI in movies (and some great examples that are supposed to be bad).
But you old school sf and horror effects lovers have a bias against CGI because it is not what y’all grew up with. Why don’t you show examples of BAD PRATICAL effects (which far outweigh the use of good practical effects)? Most practical effects houses weren’t Tom Savini, Rick Baker or Industrial Light and Magic. Compare bad practical effects to bad CGI. Compare the average practical effect (which weren’t at the caliber of the practical effects that you showed) to the average CGI effect, or even a bad CGI effect, and see which one prevails. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with CGI, just the over reliance of it, or the rush job. But I bet a low budget CGI effects movie is more convincing and satisfying than low budget practical effects movie.
i agree with u…and i plan to show when cgi is the PREFERRED method as opposed to crappy practical (with examples)
as i said at the end…i only hate CGI’s misuse
This episode can’t come soon enough for me.
Quick aside: I know I’m meant to be all stern and objective and emotionless, but I can’t help myself. I get the fanboy squee every time you use a great piece of music to perfectly underscore your point (several times per episode), and also when you reference another internets reviewing person who I already know and respect (there’s three right there… or four because HitB is two guys… AH WHATEVER).
I honestly can’t help it! I’m a bad person
glad you’re digging it, and i assure u that i’ll be continuing along this path for quite a while
Oh oh oh, I thought of a question.
I don’t know if you’re familiar with Lewis Lovhaug’s ‘History of Power Rangers’ series… but he prefaces one instalment with a few minutes of explanation of the show’s LACK of schedule, and the fact that being bugged for a schedule makes him less inclined to work on it.
So… do you have a schedule for your various works? Should we leave you to it and watch it WHEN IT’S DONE, or do you have a framework?
Either way I’m happy, but I am curious.
only schedule i’m ultimately striving for is 1 new vid every 8 days or so-hence the number of different shows (some more complex to make than others)…PLUS, a few of my webseries haven’t even debuted yet
Cool beans. You got to work at the right pace for you. Linkara might pump them out like a machine, and RLM be all “when it’s done”, and they’re both pretty great in their own way. Well, RLM is super extremely great, but you know.
I’ll be checking back every day, and pining.
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