It's Harder And Harder To Tell Which Scenes Are CGI

Eddie Prickett just showed his demo reel at AIE's global alumni conference in Tuscany, and (I'm going to spoil it for you) it's hard to believe that all of it is CGI. What's even harder to believe is the parts that got cut from their project.

What most stuck out for me - obviously - is the Gravity content. It didn't actually make it into the final cut. And if no one had told me it was computer animated, I wouldn't have guessed.

After working on titles like Happy Feet 2, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, and Gravity, Prickett says that you just have to get used to good work being cut. It's just a part of the game. But it can still be hard to not take that personally — though the above is solid proof that even top quality work gets left on the cutting room floor.

"A good artist always puts themselves into their work," says Prickett. "That's how you make great content. If you're just treating it like a job, and playing it safe so you won't be heartbroken when something gets cut, you'll just be making mediocre content. The heartbreak is a part of it."


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    "What most stuck out for me – obviously – is the Gravity content. It didn’t actually make it into the final cut. And if no one had told me it was computer animated, I wouldn’t have guessed."

    I thought it was general knowledge that basically everything in that film apart from the faces is CGI?

    "What most stuck out for me – obviously – is the Gravity content. It didn’t actually make it into the final cut. And if no one had told me it was computer animated, I wouldn’t have guessed."

    Soooooo, you thought they went to space to film it? Wasn't 99.999% of Gravity computer generated? They built that awesome lighting camera box rig thing so that the people would look right and then inserted the backgrounds and so on.

      I think the alternative to being "CGI" was being strung up on wires with a green screen.

      Jeez, harsh!
      More likely didn't realised the gloved hands were CGI, or parts of the hatch etc. the helmet and so on.
      Many people would have assumed that a lot of those little things were physically there on set.

        Yeah, on second thinking about it I thought the FPS section might be what they were talking about. But the full body stuff there's no way I can believe there's a CGI Sandra Bullock.

      When they filmed Apollo 13 they did about 600 parabola flights for a lot if not all the space scenes. Now I knew Gravity was all CGI but some people may think they did the same. Not entirely unreasonable to think so.

        ...Aside from the countless articles before the movie came out referring to well don't the CGI was in the film, and the heads were the only thing NOT CGI

          ...That's if you care enough about movie to read those sort of articles.

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