referendum wrote:Please dude those special effects looked so shitty. Nobody said "CGI must equal realism". CGI fucking sucks, but that was just so awful and stupid and cheap
if you are talking about the FX when the Dougie and Diane 'tulpas' were converted into gold balls (' you have been manufactured...') I very much liked the way this was done, making explicit that the person was a ' representation' and rendering them as 2D, with the graphic black smoke and simple animated ball, a great image I thought. I liked the shrinking Dougie ( ' that's weird') and i liked the Diane face being ripped like paper. I liked the clean graphic quality of the image, the way it moved from filmed footage to animated jpg. One person's ' awful and stupid and cheap' is another person's ' surrealist collage' I guess. But then I like John Stezaker.
Also worth noting that in ep 8 when the Laura Ball was sent to earth by the weird tube thing, that was also done via a 2D image, a flat black n white cinema screen, rather than a misguided attempt at 3D ' realism '. I like these moves between different modes of representation. Another one being in the pink world sequence in episode 3, when Naido goes up onto the roof of the obviously collaged box in space. The fact that this sequence, and the floating Briggs head, was 'awful and stupid and cheap' ( aka visually as simplified as possible) was, for me anyway, what lent it it's dreamlike fairy-tale quality, like an illustration out of a book.
Agreed, I like the effect.