Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has stupendous motion capture and CGI. It wouldn't have been possible without either of these techniques. But does this mean that you can make better films with better technology?
This is just a bit of fun, but consider for a moment the range and depth of skills that went in to this amazing piece of work
A new cityscape generator from Video Copilot could save hours, if not years...
3D video - not just stereoscopic video but moving images that you can literally walk around - will need a different kind of camera.
It's really, really hard to create a GGI human face that's convincing. If you know this, then you also know the reason why so many blockbuster movies (Antz, Bug's life, Cars, WALL•E etc) have been about things and not humans
Here's how Disney uses the power of mathematics to create awesome-looking snow