Sunday, December 12, 2010

Nuit Blanche

My friend showed me this video titled "Nuit Blanche" that is completely CGI except for the people who have been filmed on a green screen then incorporated into the film. A while ago I made a post about an entirely CGI film titled "The Third & The Seventh" and was really interested in these short films. While the films differ greatly it is extremely interesting to be able to see how they each deal with the problem of using and incorporating people into the film. The Third & The Seventh has a person in it but never really shows his full face and "the camera" is also very far away from him, which solves the problem of not being able to create an entirely lifelike or believable person (especially the face) through computer modeling. The other film "Nuit Blanche" doesn't try to create people through CGI but instead films them on a green screen and then puts their performance into the CGI world that they have created. This way we can see the reactions of the actors and while their world is entirely fabricated we don't get the sense that the actors are. The authenticity of the actors performances and faces is what makes the film so powerful.

Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.


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