by Sven Triloqvist
Sun Aug 21st, 2011 at 02:11:20 PM EST
What happens when moviemaking can be decentralized?
I'd guess max. 5 years before photo- and psycho-realistic renderings of actors can be digitally simulated - whether from actor motion capture files or the usual model manipulation tools. And these files, along with, say, recorded dialogue files, can be distributed for processing. The use of almost 300 degree green studios, using various methods to line up with computer-generated environments, means those environments can also be shared as files - as they are now.
Many other post-production movie processes are already decentralized.
So if the actors can be created, the only bit left (you don't need the money people anymore) is the script, screenplay, storyboard, and direction.
Could these work without a hierarchy? Probably not movies as we know them now. But these possibilities are sure to create types of moving images that we've not experienced before.
All I can say is that if, in 1968, someone would have described moviemaking processes, channels and audiences of the 3rd millennium to me, I'd have asked him what he was smoking. I thought the 16 mm Coutant Eclair was a revolution.
Infrastructure always creeps up on you.