Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hey Hollywood, what's that behind you?

It's amateur content... and it's coming on fast!



Simply awesome!

6 comments:

Darius Kazemi said...

Awesome, although I'd say it's a pretty loose definition of "amateur."

Patrick said...

You could say the same thing about games, except with procedural content instead of digital subtitutions like greenscreen.

Decompiled said...
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Decompiled said...

It is amazing what you can achieve as an armature if you are good enough to be a professional.

John said...

I agree all the other comments above... these guys do not qualify as amateurs, they are independent professionals using the tools of the trade (green screen, compositing, model building, etc) to create a big budget look.

kim said...

I agree 'amateur' was a pretty poor choice of word. However, I stand by the sentiment that it's not tied to Hollywood normal stranglehold, which is 'control through funding'.

In the games business, it wouldn't be whether a fourteen year old in his garage could build something of high quality, or whether two professionals living off credit cards could build it. Either way, if it's not tied to "requires 10M in funding from EA", then it significantly changes the business.