The Mundane Fantastic

September 17th, 2009

Very interesting and true article at IFC.com about the animation of the camera in today’s heavy visual effects movies. Here’s an excerpt:

What’s behind the craze for photographic “realism” in unreal stories? I suspect it’s not just the industry’s adoption of a cynical posture along the lines of: “Viewers today all have Attention Deficit Disorder, and they won’t sit still for anything, so the movies can’t afford to sit still, either.” I think there’s a kind of ass-backwards nostalgia operating as well — a nostalgia for cinema’s aesthetic and technical roots, roots that are all but invisible now that the analog production processes that once sustained the medium are going the way of jalopies with rumble seats.

Read the full article here: http://www.ifc.com/news/2009/09/mundane-fantastic.php

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