‘No CGI’ Is Really Just Invisible CGI youtube.com

Todd Vaziri:

In this day and age, when there are filmmakers out there like James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Michael Bay, Zack Snyder and others proudly showing off the digital effects work in their movies, considering them valuable partners in the filmmaking process (and earning billions of dollars at the box office and awards and prestigious accolades in the meantime), it’s absolutely bizarre that certain studios and filmmakers steadfastly maintain the idea that marketing a modern movie means highlighting physical production while outright lying about their use of digital visual effects — and indirectly and directly insulting an entire craft in the process.

Vaziri links to the first part of a series that will eventually be four videos by Jonas Ussing, called “‘No CGI’ is really just invisible CGI”.1 Coincidentally, Ussing uploaded the second part today, and it is excellent.

  1. If it feels familiar on this website, it is because I linked to it in the context of Apple’s October event, which it shot with iPhones. ↥︎