Cgi Thread

Discussion in 'The Dark Knight' started by Vengeance of Bane, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Vengeance of Bane Registered

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    Just wanted to know your opinions about the lack of CGI in the BB and TDK.

    Personally I believe that BAD CGI can overshadow a movie (I am Legend), so I'm happy that they have choosen to shot it all live action and just use CGI to enhance the look of the movie.
     
  2. tigerknight Registered

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    totally agree with u, but cgi is revolutionizing our world.Its like technicolor made black & white ancient
     
  3. Juggernaut33 Registered

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    I am glad Nolan went with a non-CGI film that makes it very special for me. Now you can detect CGI, it is just so obvious.
     
  4. luke1234 World Sick

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    yeah i do enjoy the realism factor, they could of easily blowed up a cgi building or a miniture of it, im glad they used a real building makes it a lot more real
     
  5. Afrigginhobbit Esteban Was Eaten!

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    haha its because it IS REAL!

    :up: :up: to blowing up old candy factories
     
  6. jimmy Registered

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    Mr. Thau! :)
     
  7. weezerspider Registered

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    Yeah, I love it too. Sure, CGI is a great invention, but if you DON'T have to use it, you shouldn't. It kinda reminds me of Indiana Jones. Sure there wasn't nearly as much high-tech special effects back then, but after Star Wars came out, a lot of movies started trying to use that kind of technology. Indiana Jones stuck with the old stuff and was a great movie.
     
  8. Darknightnomis The Dark Knight Strikes!

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    CGI is like FIre....Your friend and foe ! :dry:
     
  9. DeaDheaD XBOXLIVEGT= DeaDheaDSL84

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    PLZ KREATE CGI THREAD 4 TAKE OVER THE WORLD SCENE KTHNXBIE
     
  10. jimmy Registered

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  11. metalhead971 Plucky comic relief...

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    I also am greatful that Nolan is not prone to using CGI in his films. It really adds an authenticity to everything, and makes you believe in his eagerness to deliver a great Batman experience.
     
  12. TLH Hypnotized

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    Bingo. Yahtzee! You hit the nail on the head.
     
  13. Reflectionist Registered

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    They're using CGI on TDK.... not an assload of it, George Lucas isn't directing or anything.... I read somewhere that Nolan or someone said they were using CGI for some of the Two-Face character, but most of it would be make up and prosthetics.
     
  14. elgaz Registered

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    I've never had huge problems with CGi being used for robots or techy stuff .......... hell even the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park looked fantastic. Its when they try and do human skin/eyes/expressions/movements, I've yet to see a convincing portrayal. The stuff in the Matrix sequels was awful and even the cgi bits in Superman Returns were easy to pick up on despite the huge budget.

    But to answer your question, I'm glad Nolan's Batman films aren't relying heavily on CGi. I still get more "wow" factor from seeing a stuntman doing something wild than seeing something which has obviously been rendered on a computer screen, and thus all sense of danger and awe is lost.

    Gaz
     
  15. Judson Caspian Registered

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    Are you talking about Batman Begins or The Dark Knight? The first film had CGI bats and Batman as a hallucination, when Crane was gassed.

    The Dark Knight will have Two-Face with half of his face in CGI.
     
  16. Pennyworth Registered

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    Wouldn't want it any other way. CGI can be very distracting, (I would've preferred if the zombie-types in IAL were actors as well) and I love that Nolan prefers to create the effect without gawdy digital creations.

    That is to say that I'm glad the CGI that he does use is fairly seamlessly integrated.
     
  17. JackBauer24 Registered

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    Agreed, the dinos in JP1 look more real than 95% of the CGI work done in movies today.
     
  18. JackBauer24 Registered

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    :wow: have you now?

    What's your verdict? Is it good?
     
  19. Crook Registered

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    Why would you compare those though? Obviously one is gonna look much more real, because one of them is utilizing real things...
     
  20. JackBauer24 Registered

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    Yeah I know that some of the shots are animatronics, but I was talking about the CG shots obviously (ie. when the T-Rex chases the car, or attacks the Gallimimus, or the raptors in the kitchen.).
     
  21. Frank Noir Registered

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    The problem with most CGI work done today is that it looks like it comes right out of a videogame or an animated feature. I'm not saying a movie like Ratatouille is easy to make (I've fooled around with Maya, the animation software), but it's really hard to make CGI blend with a real background. I think Transformers, for the most part, really succeeded in this. Batman Begins looks pretty good too. Fincher's Zodiac used CGI too, although you really can't see it. That's how it should be used.

    About I Am Legend, the deer is the beginning of the film were CGI. They looked pretty real. Why make the vampires/zombies so over-the-top? I just don't understand it.
     
  22. Anjow1060 Rattling the cage

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    I personally like it. It's not exactly what you'd expect, but it still falls well in the realm of "Two-face". Not as durastic as the Joker alterations were because acid in the face is a realistic thing.

    Obviously don't expect to see a straight line down his face or anything like that.

    - Jow
     
  23. I-T-B Registered

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    I actually like CGI a lot. That's not to say that it needs to be used in every scene of every movie, but it is a wonderful, amazing tool. The CGI that there was in Batman Begins was very well done, and I'm sure TDK will bring more of the same. :up:
     
  24. Frank Noir Registered

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    I agree. I like CGI too, but it has to be used tastefully. I think that's the magic word... tastefully.
     
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    CGI is good when it's used properly, I've seen very few films where it is actually decent. I have to be be honestI watched Starship Troopers for the first time in a good while the other day and I was suprised how decent the CGI was in it compared to something like the new Star Wars movies that had rubbish CGI...

    Em Movies that I think have decent CGI and BTW I disagree that quantity makes up for quality so if anyone tries to make that point I'll argue it to the death :p (keep in mind I'm mentioning these films in context of when they were made not now)

    Terminator 2
    Jurassic Park
    Starship Troopers
    Batman Begins
    Transformers (which I consider the best CGI i've seen)

    My minds gone blank I'm sure there are more I think have decent CGI but they're the only ones I can think of

    On BB's CGI, It's quite good for the most part, It's suprising how much of the city is actually CGI. I was disappointed with one scene with the train but apart from that I liked the CGI in BB and expect it to continue in TDK
     

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