Friday, December 17, 2004
Miniature models of Episode III: Here's an article that dealt with all the miniature sets that were built for Revenge of the Sith. For those of you who thought the prequels overdid it on the CGI (that's computer-generated imagery for the layperson), here's an excerpt from that article:
"To the layman, it's become increasingly easy to credit the amazing visuals of modern effects movies to the ever-present computer. If the talents of digital artists are often casually dismissed with a simple, "it's all CG," then the physical art of miniature construction is often completely ignored. In reality, the Star Wars prequels have featured more miniature work than the Original Trilogy -- Episode I alone had more models than the original films combined. It's the way in which miniatures are used that has changed dramatically."
To the naysayer who doesn't know jack about movie visual effects or even filmmaking in particular, and uses the clichéd "It's all computer-generated" when commenting about certain fantasy/epic films, TAKE THAT!