Wednesday, January 13, 2010

No need for photographers in the future

No, this is not a doomsday post about how many layoffs of staff photogs it's been the last years, or how the crisis of economy is undermining the commercial photography business. This post is about how amazing the CGI quality is today. Check this video out, it's made by CGI-artist Alex Roman.

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Full post after the jump, hit the link below

This video was not made by a huge production company, it's made by one guy, the comment below is from Alex himself, (copy-pasted from the comment discusion on Vimeo) :

"-I think i must make it clear. There are a few non-CG elements in the shortfilm: photographer (shot on greenscreen), pigeons, timelapsed growing flowers, flying airplane and sky backgrounds.

-It was ALL rendered on an i7 920 and a QX6850 -very low budget :( -"

To contradict the title of this post, No I don't think CGI will bring the end to photography (still or moving) but CGI will be part of the future. Actually when I think about it we already live in that future, most of the high class car advertisement campaigns I've seen lately have been based on computer generated images of the actual car composited with photography. I think CGI it's going to affect how most commercial image material is created, both moving and still images. It's going to look great ;=)

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