Here’s a mind-blowing demo reel by Stargate Studios that will make you doubt everything you see on television in the future.
Ugh!! That is so depressing to watch and your right it does make me doubt about everything I see on TV.
I think it's amazing that the technology has come so far and at the same time from a practical point of view, I can see why you would choose to use a green screen on a back lot as opposed to on-location on public streets, with the pressure of a tight shooting schedule, having to block streets, control crowds, permits, etc. it actually seems like the obvious choice.Plus, as far as seamless special FX, what better place to insert them than an apparent everyday scene? Our mind's eye doesn't suspect it so we don't question it. I am a big fan of the TV show "Heroes" but there were a few scenes that got me thinking like the one that was shown in the video (the final scene in Time Square)- my first thought when I saw that was how no one in the background even looks at the character. I didn't think it was green screen I just figured the director made it clear for none of the extras to look and just keep walking. I agree with you though Eric, I want to go on location and shoot what is real...., but I am still impressed with the technology.
Sorry Eric. LOL. I think it's bloody amazing! As long as it's not used in news and journalism it bothers me not at all. I'm in agreement with David.