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Movie Technology

  1. 1. By Esther L. Movie Technology and Hollywood Trends
  2. 2. New Technology of the 21 st Century <ul><li>Since the beginning of film, many technological breakthroughs have advanced the art into what it is today. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Films with sound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Color film </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And much more! </li></ul></ul>Kinemacolor was the first successful color process used in motion pictures. (invented in 1906)
  3. 3. Special Effects and the 21 st Century <ul><li>Since the 1990’s, CGI (computer generated imagery) has become the most advanced of special effects technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Creates very realistic effects without compromising safety and budget </li></ul>Toy Story (1995) was the first feature film that was entirely computer-generated.
  4. 4. What is CGI? <ul><li>Computer-generated imagery is the use of computer graphics (especially 3D) to create special effects in media such as film and television. </li></ul><ul><li>More easily controlled than other physical processes (hiring extra actors, using miniature models) </li></ul><ul><li>Looks just like the real thing . </li></ul>This is not a picture, it is a computer generated image.
  5. 5. Examples of CGI in Movies: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) <ul><li>Filmed in only 26 days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually takes 3-4 months to film a movie </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How did they do it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used bluescreen stages (the blue can be edited out and replaced with CGI imagery) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost 100 animators, digital artists, and modelers created the 2D and 3D backgrounds of the entire movie from prepared sketches. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Examples of CGI in Movies: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003) <ul><li>All three movies used extensive digital special effects. </li></ul><ul><li>For the entire movie, actor Elijah Wood (5’6”) and others portrayed 4-foot-tall hobbits – with much believability. </li></ul>A noticeable height difference even when sitting – all created through the magic of computers.
  7. 7. Examples of CGI in Movies: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003) [continued] <ul><li>Computer-generated imagery helped to create many of the landscapes and cities of the fictitious Middle Earth, like the land of Mordor and the city of Gondor. </li></ul><ul><li>Some creatures, such as the Fell Beasts on the left, were actual props that were converted into nasty flying digital monsters. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples of CGI in Movies: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005) <ul><li>All of the talking animals in the movie were computer-generated, including the lion Aslan. </li></ul><ul><li>Actors portraying half-human creatures wore some parts of their costumes during filming while their goat legs and horse bodies were added on afterwards. </li></ul><ul><li>Sequences such as the bombing of London and the White Witch’s castle were also computer-generated. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Examples of CGI in Movies: Ratatouille (2007) <ul><li>During movie production, professional chefs cooked for and consulted the animators at Pixar in order that they could use them as references when animating and modeling the food. </li></ul><ul><li>Programs that imitated organic texture and movement were used to create the food, and other programs were used to create realistic lighting. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Examples of CGI in Movies <ul><li>The robotic androids from I, Robot (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>The anti-crime interface from Minority Report (2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Davy Jones’s costume (and beard) from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>The Pale Man’s eyes from Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce using God’s powers to part his tomato soup in Bruce Almighty (2003) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Hollywood Trends <ul><li>In the 2000’s, film studios at Hollywood began releasing many remakes of older films </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phantom of the Opera (2004) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>King Kong (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many superhero films were also made. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantastic Four (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elektra (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Batman Begins (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiderman (2002) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Most Influential Directors of the 2000’s <ul><li>Many of these following people created the best movies of the 2000’s. These directors have established themselves in the film industry with their groundbreaking and revolutionary movies. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Most Influential Directors of the 2000’s <ul><li>Steven Spielberg , famed for directing Jurassic Park , Jaws , E.T ., Schindler’s List , and Saving Private Ryan in previous decades </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Men in Black II (2002) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minority Report (2002) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>War of the Worlds (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Most Influential Directors of the 2000’s <ul><li>M. Night Shyamalan , famed for his supernatural plots and twist endings (as in The Sixth Sense (1999) ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unbreakable (2000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signs (2002) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Village (2004) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lady in the Water (2006) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Happening (2008) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Most Influential Directors of the 2000’s <ul><li>Tim Burton , famed for his direction of Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Beetlejuice (1988) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planet of the Apes (2001) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corpse Bride (2005) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweeney Todd (2007) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Popular Actors of the 2000’s <ul><li>Johnny Depp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding Neverland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secret Window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corpse Bride </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweeney Todd </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Keira Knightley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bend It Like Beckam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Love Actually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>King Arthur </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pride and Prejudice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atonement </li></ul></ul>Popular Actors of the 2000’s
  18. 18. <ul><li>Will Smith </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ali </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Men in Black II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I, Robot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shark Tale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Pursuit of Happyness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I Am Legend </li></ul></ul>Popular Actors of the 2000’s
  19. 19. What’s in the Future for Film? <ul><li>With today’s advanced computer imaging effects and technology, movies keep changing by the decade. </li></ul><ul><li>Who knows what’s in store? Maybe you could have the next breakthrough idea for the film industry in the future. </li></ul>