Looks like our friends Corve and Jordasche have some competition in the movie reviewing business.
This video by what seems to be one kid using motion capture imaging software (much like what was used in the real Avatar) is making the rounds on YouTube. No way this was one guy doing this but I can see the technology being there soon where people could make their own Avatar in the comfort of their living room. But I am sure before we consumers get use of the technology some porn director will make a real “Blue Movie” using it.
Hat tip: Cartoon Brew
this is soooo cool… i wish i knew how to do that stuff!!!!
Me too. One of my first jobs was doing video editing via a mac. That system cost something like $40,000. Now the program I bought to edit my home videos is more powerful and cheap. Time will tell.
One of my first thoughts in that movie was that the industry has found a way to have realistic characters perform physical acts that real performers can’t, both due to simple physical restrictions and safety regulation restrictions. Now that you mention the possibility of the technology being used by porn, I can’t help but think about the films that will be produced that would be illegal if the performers in them were real.
Had not thought of that but sadly I fear you are correct.
Well at least with the new technology there is some chance you can have decent friggin fingers and fringes !!!
Nah…that would still be large and pointy.
I have a 1 GB PC, so I’m sure I have the capability to make these kind of videos.
I suppose I should watch Avatar first though to see exactly what he’s talking about.
I have a rock, a stick and a piece of string. I wonder what I can make with that?! 🙂
A birds eye or whatever they called that thing my sister made with two popsicle sticks and yarn.
I remember those from a grade-school art project ( providing the Popsicle sticks was a breeze, but the weaving part was always a problem)! 🙂
That would help.
Wow this is impressive. Avatar was really a home run for special effects. Directors have been talking about life-like CGI ever since Episode I (which I really didn’t like), but Avatar is the first movie where I walked away thinking “Wait, that was all CGI, right?” Good stuff.
I thought they were talking about it since Tom Hanks in Polar Express.haha
All this new technology is great but they always come out with new stuff before I understand the old stuff and then I want the new stuff so I never really learn how to use any of it. I hope I didn’t confuse y’all as much as I confused myself.
I am not an early adopter. I am an early knower though. I know about the latest but I won’t buy it until the kinks have been worked out and the price goes down.
Great blip. Talented dude, to say the least. I’ve seen Avatar twice, and enjoyed it to no end.
Why twice? Did you miss too much the first time??
i am already seeing this sort of thing in various webcam applications. i bought a vaio notebook recently and the webcam installed has settings for visual effects that allow you to use different avatars.
can you post a little movie on your blog using an avatar Lynn? I’d love to see it
Lol, yeah a ‘blue movie’ with that would be funny! 😛
Blue Avatar Movie People.
This is pretty neat! I’m trying to learn everything I can about incorporating movie-making and graphic software. New stuff comes out way before I even learn the older material. I’ll never catch up. 🙂
Yes but your will be better.
Cool video. Keeping up with technology is getting harder as I get older. I am still learning the basics of PhotoShop…two versions ago!!
Photoshop? I’m still learning to touch type!
Touch type??? What is that??
Believe it or not I do all my drawing and design on Photoshop Elements. Not bad for a software under $100.
The dude that made Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow did it all in his basement with computers. His demos were so good that he got Paltrow, Jolie and Judd to play the entire movie on blue screen.
I think eventually we will be able to make them, but that by that time, major producers will be doing something else. I can picture my children making a movie like Avatar and having the grandkids saying: “I don’t like your movies because I can’t smell the ocean and feel the wind when I am seeing it…”
Yes. By the time you and I get into making what they are making now, they will have added new features to their wares. Taste, smell and touch will be standard features, although at first you will have to pay extra for them, like 3-D glasses.
And about porn, if it’s illegal for real actors, you can bet that they will make it illegal for cgi as well. All they have to add is “or any likeness thereof” to the language of the law.
I’d say the best application for porn will be immersive virtual reality.
And btw, my apologies for the long post.
Never apologize for long posts. Unless they aren’t relevant. haha
What is funny is that they were doing 3D and Smellovision in movie theaters in the 50’s. Someone tried to revive it with a movie in the late 80s where you went in the theater and they gave you a scratch and sniff card with 10 different scents. When a number popped up on the screen you were supposed to scratch the corresponding spot. When a guy took his shoes off the entire audience screamed at each other not to scratch the spot.
Jesus…what an odd looking fellow. Maybe I could use that technology to make me look like Douglas Fairbanks!
I thought all the woman at Sunny Acres already thought you did.
True. And I didn’t even need the help of technology. Just cataracts and dim lighting.
Ah the beauty of dim lighting.
I never thought of them using that for porn. Leave it to your blog to point that out. I stop in to say hi and this is what I see… I love being back. Thanks for making me feel right at home. So when are you going to make a Bearman book so I can sell it in my store?
Awesome…can’t wait to see the opening party pics.
Everything that he said he disliked is what MADE THE STORY GOOD.