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a few years late, mister X FINALLY debates the pros & cons of CGI vs practical FX

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Media manipulator-amateur analyst-professional smartass: creator of several different web series that mostly cover his befuddlement at mainstream tastes, love/hate relationship with cult films and sometimes just his desire to make u laugh while thinking…
12 Comments
  • Cecil Hester
    September 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Good video Mister X. I look forward to watching your videos in the subsequent future.

  • Ricardo Arredondo
    September 6, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Great comparison between cgi and practical effects Mr. X, showing that both effects have their pros and cons. By the way it would have been funny to have a cgi Mr. X in parts of the video.

  • jwiderski
    September 6, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I didn’t think this was a debate people still had. I thought we’d all moved on.

  • Misterprickly
    September 6, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    I do see what your getting at.
    It seems like everyone with a copy of zbrush thinks they can be an effects master.

    Personally I like both; even corny CGI!
    I don’t know… It just puts a smile on my face.
    Especially when it’s something soooo bad that it makes MY WORST look good.
    XD

  • Boxcuttah
    September 7, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Damn you Mr.X! I’d finally purged all memory of Devastators’ balls from my memory until this vid.

  • Misterprickly
    September 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Though digital hair and cloth look nice… they pale in comparison to actual hair and cloth.
    As for digital people… They only look good in a CGI movie (Dreamworks/Pixar).

    I still remember the weekends I would spend in with a camera and some pipecleaner people, working 18-20 hours a day for a total of 12 seconds of footage.

    Now I spend weeks to get a few minutes of CGI footage!

    • September 12, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      i like digital landscapes, vehicles and technology myself…the stuff it’s GOOD at (for now)

      • Misterprickly
        September 12, 2014 at 11:02 pm

        Reminds me of what the set designer of Max Headroom said, when he took months to design and build the fictional city of the future; which his daughter recreated in an afternoon on her laptop.

  • Misterprickly
    October 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I have two ideas for future show based on this very argument…
    -Claymation (stop/go motion) vs CGI.
    and
    -Suitmation (guy in a creature suit) vs Motion Capture.

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