That impossibly beautiful model on Instagram might be just that. CGI influencers are already on social media, and Meta’s commercial interest means it shouldn’t be in charge of the ethical guidelines.
The creation of social media accounts based on fictional models raises pointed questions about race, representation and commodification.
Avengers: Endgame contained 2,500 visual effects – or VFX – shots. So what are visual effects, and how do they get to the big screen?
Quick on the uptake: Corona is one of a number of new films reacting to the pandemic.
COVID-19 has hit the film industry hard, but some enterprising film-makers are already plotting ways to cope with the ‘new normal’.
Idris Elba and Francesca Hayward.
2019 Universal Pictures
There are many reasons the movie version of Cats has flopped, not least the unfortunate way in which various characters have been assigned racial characteristics.
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What is it that makes films about sharks so popular?
Computer-generated dinosaurs walk the Earth.
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The first time computer-generated characters interacted with humans on a movie screen was 25 years ago, in ‘Jurassic Park.’ Since then, technology has improved, giving directors more choices.
Peter Cushing in Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope.
Despite the furore over the ‘ghosting’ of Peter Cushing in Rogue One, directors will continue to push for improved technology enabling digital replication of actors.
Chelsea Clinton has taken a more prominent role in her family’s foundation.
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Many critics have made outlandish claims, yet beyond the partisan noise there are legitimate concerns that deserve closer scrutiny.
Enough monkeying around.
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Welcome to Disney’s latest adaptation, where the only thing that’s real is Mowgli.
Is it game? Is it a film? The lines are blurring.
With the boundaries between film and game eroding, why are more people not exploiting the potential for cross-media creations?
Furious 7’s Paul Walker died in November 2013.
Paul Walker is only the most recent dead actor to appear on screen. But as the technology develops, what are the legal and ethical limits?
Caesar (Andy Serkis) is the leader of the ape nation in a scene from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
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The notion that a chimpanzee could win an Academy Award for acting (or anything else) seems farcical at first glance but, of course, it’s not an actual chimpanzee being discussed in the case of the latest…