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John Diffenderfer recently wrote a new post in is blog Technovation, discussing the effects of CGI on the film industry.

In his article, John writes:

Nearly every aspect of film production and distribution has been enhanced or altered through computer technology. Modern films, while appearing to bear many of the hallmarks of traditional cinematography, have become increasingly divorced from the craft of early filmmakers.

I agree that CGI has changed the face of film development, mostly in a positive way. Even though effects are now animated, the overall picture quality now presented is more real to life than in the past.

However, I do not believe in the fear that CGI will ruin the careers of Hollywood actors. It is true developers have the technology to create an entire cast from scratch, but it is not likely to happen.

This is due to the fact that most people grow attachments to certain actors and actresses, creating the driving force behind watching a movie.

In truth, acting is an art form that I do not believe artificial intelligence will ever be able to pull off realistically.

And remember: It is not probable for a computer simulation or a robot to accurately portray a true person’s personality…

well maybe one…

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