is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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I always felt that way about CG camera shots too… how the main thing that killed the suspension of disbelief was the impossible camera work. I came across this video a while back, though, which is kind of the opposite point of your post… apparently the price to build an RC helicopter camera rig has come down considerably (to like $3k!), and when I first saw this video I was blown away by how “CG” some of the shots look:
Dedicam Show Reel
it’s just a demo reel for a company that does filming with RC rigs, but there are some pretty cool shots, and it’s quite surprising to see cameras swooping around live action in a way that previously only CG cameras could have done.
In any case, I totally agree that shooting from “real” perspectives would be more convincing, but perhaps if more live action is shot like the above it won’t matter quite so much.
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