Two Incredible Videos – that are a sign of the times and the future

Here are two incredible videos that speak to how things are changing… just watch them first – and go to the jump to read more on why I’m highlighting both of these besides their general awesomeness…

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So what makes these two videos special?   Well the first one is ENTIRELY CGI – or created with 3D software on a computer – not a SINGLE frame was shot in the real world.   Astounding.

The second video was also almost entirely created in a computer – with the exception of the actors who were shot on green screen.

If this doesn’t blow your mind – it should.   We’ve all seen CGI for years – I remember back in the day with the first liquid chrome CGI Terminator…  my how we’ve come a long way.   CGI has been around since I first picked up a camera – in fact I was doing CGI when I was 15 years old prior to ever picking up a camera on my Amiga 500… now it’s come to a point where it’s irrelevant if it was done in CGI or in camera (in many cases…)  Definitely in these two cases in my opinion.   And that’s when things start to really shift in the business…

Truth be told, I wasn’t stunned by Avatar by any means – but I am by these two videos.  Not only are they close to perfect – but they are also produced by very small teams of people… not HUGE Industrial Light and Magic type houses… these are fascinating days!!!!

Here’s the behind the scenes for the second video.   To both parties CONGRATS!

Oh and one more from Alex Roman (thanks to Dany Jones for pointing this out!)

and if that’s not enough… speaking of the future: a little news about RED’s Scarlett.  Here’s the first one in the “wild”…