Why CG Sucks (Except It Doesn't)


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Published: 3 years ago
Are computer generated visual effects really ruining movies?

We believe that the reason we think all CG looks bad, is because we only see "bad” CG. Fantastic, beautiful, and wonderfully executed CG is everywhere - you just don't know it. Truly great visual effects serve story and character – and in doing so are, by their very definition, invisible.

Written and Narrated by Freddie Wong
Edited by Joey Scoma
Assistant Editor - Joshan Smith

Do you want more about CG and VFX? Check out:
Cinefex (http://www.cinefex.com/)
FXGuide (http://www.fxguide.com/)
The awards and nominations by the Visual Effects Society (http://www.visualeffectssociety.com)

Also, you can chat with Freddie and other VFX masters (Like PWNisher and PlayFightVFX) directly by commenting on the official RJFS forum:
https://discuss.rocketjump.com/t/vfx-video-essay-why-cg-sucks-except-it-doesnt-official-discussion/2862

To see the full list of VFX Breakdowns and films we featured, go here:
https://discuss.rocketjump.com/t/vfx-video-essay-why-cg-sucks-except-it-doesnt-official-discussion/2862

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Berserk 2017 is the best anime btw ;^^^]

8 minutes ago

Why do you talk like that

14 hours ago

The original Jurassic Park also used CG

16 hours ago

Watch 1966's "War and Peace", and then immediately watch the 2016 version and tell me CGI adds to viewing experience. And that's a movie that in my opinion has Cg that's quite a bit better than most

20 hours ago

Jurassic Park CGI is still the best movie scene in Hollywood

1 day ago

Bad CG in good films is un-noticable at the time as there is no better CG to compare to

1 day ago

What movie is at 6:33?

1 day ago

When I watch a movie, I know, everything I'm seeing is fake. I don't mind mediocre CG effects if the story and acting is good.

1 day ago

bad cg is bad cg only because you only see bad cg.

1 day ago

I don't care about live action movies but keep 3d in games, no where else.

1 day ago

waw man you blow my mind amazing

2 days ago

Why does the title and video suck.
Except it *does*.

2 days ago

I think michael bay transformers films and iron man actually illustrate some of the risks of CG. In michael bays case, it was not questioning whether he should, just because he could- all transformers transformations, due to hasbro licensing, are scaled up versions of practical effects (because the toys the films are released to sell have to be actually able to really transform). However, the practical versions don't dis-assmeble into a collection of sharp metal shavings in the process (it'd be a safety risk for a start), which makes the transformation style he decided on both look fake, and be unfaithful to a source material the films act as present day promotion for. In iron man's case, the use of practical effects in the original, even for reference, and the half rig downey wore for a chunk of filming, gave the suit significantly more weight than it had from iron man 3 onwards. They disposed of the suit in iron man 2, but remembered it had been heavy. by 3, a suit that could stop a tank shell with its hands could be knocked aside by a truck without causing damage

2 days ago

Pls can the ppl creating those scenes get some respect... Everyone just saying Computer all the time, that shit is hard work!

2 days ago

I always find it weird looking back at transformers movies how they care the puny humans. Why?

2 days ago

man, cinema is amazing

2 days ago

My childhood was filled with video games. I got used to CGI pretty early. I've seen bad but damn I've seen good ones!

2 days ago

I say AVATAR and Alita battle angel was marvellous

3 days ago

At least The Batmobile is very real....

3 days ago

CGI doesn’t ruin movies whoever says it is has no brain and thinks which ever mummy movie with the rock as that deformed creature they think that everything is like that

3 days ago

I agree with you, to an extent. CGI can make things look amazing. Young Samuel L. Jackson in Captain Marvel and young Kurt Russell in GotG 2 are the height of making old actors look younger. CGI can be amazing. I think the best movie to date to use CGI, besides Fury Road, is Blade Runner 2049. Best CGI in movies of all time. But are there people going to watch The Mummy Returns and think they won't be taken out of the movie by the Rock's Scorpion King CGI? I mean really, some of your points can be pretty rubbish when it looks bad and it is bad. It really can make a movie unwatchable.

3 days ago

I personlay dont like CGI shit nowdays movie sucks.. 90s movies are the best

4 days ago

Saying CG ruined movies is like saying video games and TV promote violence

4 days ago

This is hands down the dumbest title for a video I’ve ever seen in my life. I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.

4 days ago

9/11

4 days ago

Another reason why i dont like cg is because its cool to know that when you see a car crash you know they spent time and money on that

4 days ago

Why CG Sucks
(Except It Doesn't)
Yes it does
(No it doesn't)
Yes IT SUCKS
(Nope)
Yes
(No)
Oh shut up already
(You know that I am you, just typing in parentheses)
That doesn't makes you any less anoying
(We really should call back the therapist)
No
(So... what about CG ?)
What CG are you talking about ?
(So you agree CG doesn't sucks ?)
Oh ** you
(You would just be ****ing yourself, that doesn't seems very productive)
You want me to say it doesn't suck ?
(No, I want you to think it doesn't suck)
And what if we are both right ?
(Would you be okay with a middle ground ?)
Nah
(So what do we do now ?)
Really, I don't know anymore

(Me neither, not that I cared about CG in the first place)

5 days ago

Puppet Yoda never looked real. CGI Yoda might have looked like an effect, but at least he looked alive!

5 days ago

Bad CGI = overcrowded scenes, too much movement.

5 days ago

CG SUCKS
And also the movies

I want a good plot and not a good wallpaper

5 days ago

Alternative title: Well yes, but actually no

5 days ago

Foley?

5 days ago

Movie at 3:10?

5 days ago

You know, like how everyone always notices a crappy bass player or drummer.

5 days ago

ALITA battle angel has great CGI. go watch it!!

5 days ago

Soooo.. Will smith?

5 days ago

I dont hate cg, i just really like practical effects :(

6 days ago

The new jurrasic parks were the ones that made me hate cgi.. You can literally watch the first one and be amazed how real it looks to having a huge budget on the new ones and it looks epicly shit and fake, that's just laziness.

6 days ago

I totally agree
Its nit the cgi its because the moviemaker

6 days ago

what?

6 days ago

Benjamin button won an Oscar for best makeup..

6 days ago

You walking through the woods alone, and your phone is dead. You notice him out of the corner of your eye. He’s following you about thirty feet back. He gets down on all fours and breaks into a sprint, he’s gaining on you!

6 days ago

+Bsyo ‘ okay

3 days ago

gufo sufo no it’s a song. Then you sing the rest. Look up Shia labouef live

5 days ago

Okay

5 days ago

0:58 Which movie is that?

1 week ago

Didn't terminator 2 proved that CG makes the movie much better ?

1 week ago

CG looks good, everything looks realistic. Except...




The animations aren't realistic that much, they move so unnaturally.

1 week ago

The only bad cgi i could think of is superman's moustache .

1 week ago