Course: Multimedia Programming 100 – Introduction to Multimedia

Homework 6.A

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      Jo Eun Kim
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      I love the movie “Jurassic Park, ” have watched all the series, and saw its improvement on visual effects. But when I watch a movie, I usually just watch it without considering that many scenes are made by computer-generated imagery. While I’m reading this article, I recall what I’ve watched, and then I realized that nearly every contains computer-generated imagery. I know green-screen is used for the technics but I didn’t know how film-makers use the screen. Also, I’ve always been curious about how human actors can interact with the virtual-characters, like a dinosaur, when even they can really see those non-real characters. I even felt that a live actor really did the perfect eye contact with a dinosaur regardless of its height in the movie. The video this article includes helps me to understand the process. I also got to know that an actor puts something on his or her face to help computer easily reads it or for something else I don’t actually know.

      It’s really cool that we can experience some amazing but impossible things in our real life in the film instead. Using technics, film-makers can realize their imaginations and audiences can experience illusions that those imaginations are real. It even helps people to develop our imaginative power so that we can be creative. In this term, I really agree with George Lucas said, “it was like one of those moments in history.”

      I surprised that film-makers have successfully improved the realism by mixing computer-generated images with live-action footage. I respect them being done on combining the virtual and real worlds, which makes audiences to feel closer to realism.

      While I’m surprised on the development of computer-generated graphics, I’m also worried if the technics are abused on the other hand. If the synthetic media becomes to be easily produced by everyone who is not even film-maker or professional, someone may commit an immoral act with this skill. The public often does not deeply care what they see or read on the internet is fact or not. Even if a synthetic image is publicly issued and professional proved that it’s fake, people don’t really care. What if it is about a sexual issue? If the public watches a video consists of the sexuality of an existing person in our life, they at least can imagine it since they watched although the person in a video is not the actual person it looks like. It can be murderous. It’s obviously innovation to getting close to reality with the computer-generated imagery but It’s also a serious problem that deepfake videos can distort reality at the same time. If we want to use the technics easily, we also should seek the way that we can easily verify whether the contents of a media are real or fake.

      It might be digression since I’m not sure it is relative or not, but I’m curious whether “Face Filter” or “Face Change” camera apps use similar technics or not.

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