Thursday, September 15, 2005


Hi all,

I have found yesterday's lecture very full on. I could hardly make any notes because the lecture was speaking way too fast. I tried to sink in the topics he discussed but when I tried to another point was already made. It seems he was trying to talk too much in the two hours we had. I found it hard to comprehend some of the points he was making. I think he should have edited some information out. The second half of the lecture about CGI and the process he explained about something to do with perpendicular and the y-axsis and x-axsis and Z-axsis for 3-D models, was very interesting. It is with the use of CGI, green screen, digitization in films that help highten the suspense and the aesthetics bewild our eyes for example, Lord of the Rings (Gollum), the film with Goldie Hawn (with the other actresses neck twisted) and the Pseudopod effect, it is very interesting that these science of visual effects involves many calculations like when and where the pod of water would bend in 'The Abyss'. Another effect I found interesting but cannot remember in great detail is 'The Genesis Effect', that was used in 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1982. Can anyone help explain what that effect was, something about the planets? Another thing, does anyone know what the lecturer meant when he said that Sin City is shot digitally but is argued that is it animated or live project actions?


At 12:01 AM, Blogger Mana-E said...

Yeah, it was not the 'Genesis effect' but the Genesis Weapon, in the movie the Genesis weapon was used to fire at the planet to create a fire storm to create life. The effect that was use I think RGB (Red Green Blue) block map painting tool. The planet the slit up into block maps and the artist would paint the each block separately.

When he was talking about Sin City being film digitally this means the Director Robert Rodriguez film the entire film using Digital Video Camera, DV8 I think. So there is no film involved in the production process. Yeah I hope this helps?? !

You can tell that I am a Film studies student ! haha

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Andrew Cozens said...

Is the last part of the lecture going to be put up on Cecil? i think he still had a bit more to say but didn't realise that time was running out, was keen to hear what he had to say about the post jurrasic park period.


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