USA CINEMA IMPROVED THROUGH CGI
By: Mhleli Mkhize
The United States is one of the most leading nations when it comes to filmmaking and directing.
Their hard work has always been proven by the quality in their sound, visuals and story line.
The improvement of technology has brought a new taste to humans and graphics.
According to Digital synopsis website a Computer Generated Image (CGI) is the manipulation of a certain character through the work of animation to fit the cast.
CGI is not just used for outlandish effects – expert filmmakers deploy it to achieve subtle shots that couldn’t be achieved with practical methods.
In simple terms the CGI method has changed the way people see animations. Millions of people have shown interest in it. There is a high number of viewership in YouTube for animation movies that have used CGI.
With a little bit of research, you will realize that the technology in the United States is incredible.
One of the movies that have used the program is The Fast and Furious.
When the late Paul Walker who starred in the movie died in a car crash during the making of the movie, directors used the program to keep the character alive throughout the making.
According to eHow, a blog by filmmakers across the globe, the application of computer graphics is to create or contribute in images, printed media, video games, films, television programs, commercials, videos, and simulators.
Chrissie Watkins, one of the blog followers said, “I think all of this is compounded by the schedules that are given by studios. When I was a kid (in the 80s), it took a long time to make a movie.
Were in theaters it’s takes months, then maybe a year before they are on HBO, and later you would see it on TV.
This new program has made it easy, studios want to crank out a sequel as fast as humanly possible.”
The visual scenes may be dynamic or static, and maybe two-dimensional (2D), though the term “CGI” is most commonly used to refer to 3D computer graphics used for creating scenes or special effects in films and television.
They can also be used by a home user and edited on programs such as Windows Movie Maker or iMovie.
“I have to congratulate the CGI team, the technology used there made me evaluate myself on how far am I when it comes to technology in movie making,” said Senzo Mkhabela, director of Slow Motion Media.