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Presentation- Practical vs CGI


“One of the fatal mistakes that almost every science fiction film makes is that they spend so much time on the settings, creating the environment….what they’re doing is showing off the amount of work they’ve done…the story is not the setting, the story is the story…a special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing” –George Lucas 1983

Benefits and Disadvantages of Practical Effects -Films with incredible stories but were having major production problems where like Jaws and Jurassic Park.

Benefits and Disadvantages to CGI

What’s the alternative

Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher Quotes


Top 10 Worst CGI Movie Effects, WatchMojo, 8/15/13


Top 10 Worst Practical Special Effects in Movies, WatchMojo, 3/4/15


The Greatest and the Best in Cinema History, AMC, 2017


10 Shockingly Bad CGI Moments in Famous Movies, Screen Rant, 8/26/16


Oscars 2016: Why has no sci-fi movie ever won Best Picture?, Molly Driscoll, 2/25/16


Young George Lucas’s ideas on special effects “Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga” 1983


Why CG Sucks (Except It Doesn’t), RocketJump Film School, 8/4/15