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Re: It's funny because it's true...
One of the problems is that now, everything MUST be 3D digital and
that is the budget eater.
Once they pay to animate a model, they are going to make it do showy
stuff, whether it could or not.
I remember with some fondness the days when they filled up the show
with paleontologists telling it like it is and 2D artwork that
actually illustrated and advanced the point of the show.
Now it is all just 3D animation for animation's sake.
On Jun 30, 2011, at 3:48 PM, Luis Rey wrote:
I have just spent TWO excruciating hours in the "Dino Gangs"
special... and I was: next time that bloody monstrous T. rex looks
and me, growls shaking its head trying to bite me I'm going to KICK
Is it really necessary to repeat the same (bad) animation again and
again until you just get absolutely fed-up? Is it really necessary
to fill two hours with repetitive takes and specially repeat
arguments so much you feel brainwashed instead of instructed?
\Maybe perhaps it is just a commentary on the level of the
audiences these days. Short attention span indeed.
The animals in the animations were cartoony, badly proportioned,
badly directed, badly animated and above all... as dark, colorless
and monstrous as they could possibly be.
The poor direction kept their stars including Phil Currie hanging
on and repeating and repeating arguments, probably bored to
death... at least I'm glad (and hope) they paid his trips around
the world... the question is... is it really worth it to go all
around the world just to measure an emu or watch an ostrich
running? Or to be close to an alligator?
Another problem is that documentaries nowadays all look so alike
that I'm not sure if I'm talking about this dino gangs special or
"Dinosaur CSI"... I'm confused...
On 28 Jun 2011, at 15:29, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
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