Saturday, 8 January 2011


So I got the Avatar collectors edition for christmas and it got me thinking how much this film has changed the way we see Visual effect's. James Cameron has managed to do it without taking a trip down the Uncanny Valley. It's essentially the same motion capture technology that has been used in film and computer games for years but a lot more advanced with the ability to not only track the body of the actor's but also there facial expression's which helps give the whole animation a more generic look.Another thing cameron has come up with is the "Simulcam" which allows him to see a low resolution outcomes of all the visual effects live so for example a greenscreen would be replaced with a background this saves a lot of time as they can see it live they don't need to get it sent off for a week and wait around twiddling there thumbs for a finished render to find out it isn't what they wanted .The effects in this film are simply breathtaking take a look for yourself.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


As a avid gamer most of my time recently has been lost to EA Games Battlefield bad company 2 this games sound design is simply mind blowing,the shudder from tank shells to the whizzing of bullets to my squad mates screaming orders. For the first time playing a game I felt completely immersed in my surroundings.It is this level of commitment to the sound design which makes this game truly epic so do yourself a favour pick this one up!.