Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 24th May 2005 20:15 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Computer technology has become a major part of modern Hollywood movies. Almost every aspect of them has been passed through various computers and software refining the finished product and delivering astonishing results. But how does this new high-tech reality affects the artists involved? Versatile character actor William Fichtner is with us today to discuss these very issues along with his latest TV & movie projects. Mr Fichtner has become a well-known figure through blockbusters like Armageddon, Contact, Black Hawk Down, Go, Equilibrium, Heat, Perfect Storm, and many more.
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by Timo on Tue 24th May 2005 21:34 UTC

Nice reading! I didn't notice (until now) that William Fichtner played all these roles - just great.

About computers in movies I'd have to say that even though I'm a computer geek, I think it's best to use them in movies only when absolutely necessary because you can always recognize the computer-generated stuff - it just doesn't feel real somehow. And even though rendering quality got a lot better over the last decade, I don't think computers will be able to replace scenes shot in the real world in the near future. That being said, where's that beer and popcorn...