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Old 08-02-2019, 02:08 AM
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My brother is a CGI tech. He once did some fire about 15 years ago, and got a note back that it looked "too hot." He wrote back "What the heck does that mean?" and they responded that the fire was "Too realistic." Apparently the whole point of CGI-ing the fire was to have magic fire, or something. He gave them magic fire, and they were happy.

Again, this was about 15 years ago, but at least at that time, it was apparently easier just to burn something and film it if you wanted fire, and the only reason for CGI was if you wanted your fire to be somehow "otherworldly." Or you wanted the bush not to be consumed, or whatever.

This may still be the case.

Also, my brother says that people want to see real people in movies, particularly dramatic movies, most of the time. It's easier to relate to them. He says that human actors aren't going anywhere.