It's an age-old complaint about video games and films: bad graphics make them suck. But plenty of classic entertainment holds up even if the effects don't. RocketJump Film School examines the issue in a brisk overview.
They argue that truly great CG is often invisible, so we don't remember it. It's also a genre issue, it seems. Sci-fi, horror, and action movies are most likely to use noticeable effects, and fans of those genres tend to want something they've never seen before. And the degree of difficulty is much higher when the effects are supposed to be photorealistic. Finally, cheesy graphics sometimes enhance the story, like Sharknado or Kung Fury. And sometimes they're so unintentionally bad they're good, like Birdemic.
Below, The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns, generally considered among the very worst CGI effects in history.
David Dockery performed a drum solo of the climactic scene in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Then Dan Felix upped the game with a saxophone accompaniment to the original.
If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, it’s that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners. To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to the old-school high school language lab method, using heavy repetition, verb conjugation and grammar emphasis to embed a new language. […]
For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really […]
Nobody is happy about the current state of our COVID-ravaged education system. With a new school year fast approaching, plans for teaching students still in flux, and political in-fighting driving more fear and confusion about whether or not to re-open campuses, teachers and parents are concerned. Meanwhile, most kids are just fine with spending less […]