First, I should give you some background about myself. I used to work in video post production. I would sit in video edit suites that charged a client anywhere from $250 to $1000 per HOUR and listen to ad agency creative minds waste time arguing over the size or style of a font. Then they would decide to scrap the whole last eight hours of editing and start all over. Or, I would see an editor work on a really cool effect for hours, then have the computer crash. Oops. Hopefully if you were an experienced editor you had auto save set at every five minutes. Basically, I have had my share of technology issues and they have been both frustrating and expensive.
Yesterday, I saw the movie Jurassic World. The first movie came out when I was still working in video production and I remember being amazed at the technology. My daughter was with me last night at the movies, she is now 21 and remembers telling her friends in kindergarten she thought the movie was funny as they were all scared to see it. Her reply, "Why? My mom works in movies and those dinosaurs are all made with computers.They are not real. The people she works with can make you one."
Back to the original topic. I was reading an article this morning posted on Twitter about the visual effects on Jurassic World. Here is the link:Jurassic Park's VFX Legacy Still Casts a Shadow