From movies to television our entertainment has been enhanced by special effects almost from the beginning. Back in the day filmmakers used various in-camera techniques including optical tricks, makeup, matte paintings, and miniatures to help fool us into believing the seemingly impossible. These days filmmakers employ thousands of digital artists to help create other worlds and stunning visual effects through computer generated imagery.
But are the older in-camera practical effects dying off, and is CGI really a one-size-fits-all replacement? In this episode Chris, Eli, and Pat delve into the world of special effects & visual effects, and debate the merits of each.