CGI and Special FX in documentary film. By James Culpin.
CGI and Special FX in documentary film
By James Culpin
After using Google Scholar to find CGI and FX in films/documentaries, I had a look at the top option just to start off and found it to provide little information. I then realised I could view the whole document as a PDF giving lots of info.
Another article I found, leading to a PDF document, I found fairly useful as it explains a lot about the boundaries of CGI and how it is fused with real life using examples such as Walking with Dinosaurs and Alien Planet.
I found it fairly difficult to use the SHU online library as I couldn’t find any previews or extracts without getting them but I looked at some of the descriptions and found a couple of interesting, helpful books. One which I managed to find a preview of on Amazon was Animation Art: From pencil to pixel. I found another using Google Books called Special Effects: An introduction to movie magic.
Finally as a bit of extra research, I used normal Google to find any more information. I found an article on how far CGI has come and how good it is today which also included pictures and clips. I found another one on how most documentaries include CGI because of how real it can look.