Rise of the Technology Class

These conversations are between students from Ecuador, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the US who see technology serving a higher purpose: A counter-culture to their predecessors. This is evidence of a new type of generative class who apply technology to their creativity with art, music, science and involvement within the community. Their activity is transparent and active to our evolving civility. These multinational students are socially conscious storytellers. The Moderator of this conversation, Michael Davis is an Executive MBA graduate of Steinbeis University Germany, The Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

David – Special effects in the cinema

Special effects are divided into the categories of optical effects and mechanical effects.

Years ago, people were really impressive for the special effects in some films because the cinematographs used to use mechanical effects. Now, there are many films (usually blockbusters, films with a very big production budget) that use the special effects because are more comfortable. But there is the problem, optical effects are very expensive.

What do you think that is more suitable? Optical effects or mechanical effects?

I think that the best is use a mixture of optical and mechanical effects. The results are more realistic. I have just seen “Hellboy” and I like the use of this mixture, is really awesome.

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3 Comments»

  Salvador – Orihuela, Spain wrote @

Hi, David. I like your information, it´s very good, and the photo shows perfectly the change over
time of film and special effects.
For me, mechanical effects have more merit than virtual effects. Virtual effects are “better”, but mechanical effects have more work to do it.

  Caridad – Orihuela, Spain wrote @

that’s fantastic! I didn’t know this before! Hellboy uses a mix of effects?

I’m really impressed!

Thanks for the information!

see you soon!

  Karla – Cicero, US wrote @

Yeah, I think another movie that did the whole mix of effects is the Dark Knight, and that movie is just good all in all.


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