Friday, June 20, 2014
Seeing is Believing
Or is it believing is seeing? I believe that was a famous line in the movie the Polar Express. Everyone loved that movie when it came out, but i was very uneasy, i just found something creepy and strange about the animated characters. Turns out I'm not alone in this uncanny valley. When watching all the films like The Polar Express and Beowulf, i just felt the unnaturalness quality and the creepy zombie vibe. I always wondered why they couldn't make it seem more real, and turns out his book had my answer, the human brain is literally wired to reject facial distortions. So while i can appreciate all the hard work ad thought out into the design team when constructing these films, i have an excuse for not falling in in love with the characters.