Films of the Living Dead - Blog post #1

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After the actor Peter Cushing gave a performance from beyond the grave in the film Rogue One, The Guardian asks some interesting questions about film and its future. It became even more relevant after the unexpected death of Carrie Fisher.

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Which Leia is real and which is digital?

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  1. Rae'Kell Ferguson
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction - Hour 1
    27 January 2018

    I believe this is a really neat thing that technology has come up with, but I also believe that this shows how far technology has gone. This is slightly terrifying and exciting at the same time. Seeing actors who aren't here anymore is really cool for movies and television, but what concerns me is that people outside of the world of media might take it too far. Some people may have a hard time understanding that this is only being done for entertainment and that it should only be done in this field. The technology being used is actually a really amazing thing and it shows how humans are becoming more intelligent as the years come and I'm excited as well as nervous for the new things that we may create in the years to come. This awesome new technology excites me because I know that if one of my favorite actors or actresses were to pass, I'd still want to see them performing. As long as we aren't overdoing it, I'm glad this exists.

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  2. Ka’Sha Gilbert
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction- Hour 1
    1 February 2018
    Using “ghosting” technology can be a really cool new wave of technological advancement in the movie scene. It can reanimate some of your favorite characters that were gone too soon and bring them back alive in a whole new generation of filmmaking. A definite downside of “ghosting” would be the lack of initial intimacy between the original character and the viewer. In this day and age, people are more adamant with their beliefs and it’s even easier for us to resist change even if its almost as good as the original. Others might also see “ghosting” as a disrespectful jab at the actor/actress because the changes made to the film or character might not of been something that they would have agreed with if they were alive. “Ghosting” is more acceptable if the character is alive but they shouldn’t get paid as much money since they aren’t putting in any actual effort.

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  3. Alaina Hudson
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction Hour 1
    2 February 2018

    I found this article interesting, but also creepy. I like that different movies have different actors and actresses. But, they are not going to last forever. If they get old or just unable to act in films, of course people would be disappointed. But, now the CGI technology can recreate/ mimic actors and actresses. This is where I find it creepy. There are milions of people in the world that are new and waiting for the opportunity to act, but instead the CGI wants to clone and choose the same person for the film/job when it can be someone that is better and new. I think they should be honored and remebered for the films that they played in, instead of being replaced by a clone.

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  4. Jolan Smallwood
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction - 1st Hr
    3rd February 2018

    Well, I found this article to be very fascinating and to shine a bigger light on the subject of CGI 'ghosting' and 'stand-in's'that has recently come up in these couple of years. With the possibility of the older actors, or possibly younger ones, passing, I believe it's a good way of still representing them even if they have passed on. Though one of the issues that comes with it is still getting approval from their living family to be able to legally use a digital version, or else that would be pretty disrespectful. On the use of the CGI for a 'stand-in', I see it as only ok if the actor is unable to preform for a while, being due to their own reasons, or has other matters that interfere with filming and the studio absolutely needs them. Though, if this CGI practice does continue in the future, I fully agree with the article with that it shouldn't take away from the cinematic experience and ruin people's trust in the studios, as I still believe it's good to have REAL actors on the big screen. Sadly, things or events happen and it will need to be done, or might have to happen, but I'm still on the supporting side of seeing real actors though I have no negative feelings towards the CGI performance.

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  5. James Bouy
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction 6th hour
    2/4/18

    I think the technique of ghosting is an interesting way of reintegrating actors that have passed away into new movies because it shows our technological prowess in the field of cinematography. I like the idea of ghosting very much, however, I can see that others disagree because of what the deceased person would want others to do with their digital image. It is a respectable thought process, but can easily be solved if someone makes a form that actors can fill out allowing the directors to use the actor's digital image should they die. I am also aware that many people don't care for the usage of CGI and prefer actual actors, stunt doubles, or animatronics to get the job done since most of the classical movies are comprised of these. I personally don't care if a movie uses CGI or not, just as long as the actors can actually act. CGI and ghosting are great techniques that allow us to take movie making to the next level of scientific progress.

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  6. Melvin Hood
    Mr. Scheuer
    6th hour
    2/4/18

    Personally I’m against using CGI in the way they did in rogue one. When you’re immersed in a movie it really takes you out of it when a strange looking wax figure walks into shot and you realize, “oh that's supposed to be princess leia”. In film using real people to play characters is the norm and if you mix in CGI it ends up just being weird. Usually when CGI is used for humans it’s either for deaging actors, giving them certain physical properties or removing Henry Cavill's mustache. In rogue one its an actor made completely from CGI standing next real people. Nothing morally wrong with that, just ruins the movie, especially when the CGI isn't that good. You know it's bad when Star Wars: Battlefront II had more realistic looking characters. I just hope the same doesn't happen to Doctor Strange, but judging by Thano’s CGI I wouldn’t worry too much.

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  7. Kurt Pahule
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction - 6
    4th February 2018

    I think it is a good idea to use an actor's or actress' likeness in a movie if they got older or have passed. With Peter Cushing they had to contact his family to get the rights. But with Benedict Cumberbatch I don't think they have right with doing that. they should give him some pay for his face and voice. I understand what they did with Carrie Fisher, they wanted to tie it in with A New Hope, so they ended Rogue One with "young" Carrie Fisher, I thought it was a good idea.

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  8. Matthew Sowinski
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction - 6th hr
    2/4/18

    Just reading the article kind of gives me a few shivers. To know that we can physically copy a human's figure and render it as a 3D model is kind of scary, and then to use that model in movies and such. If this technology keeps growing, who knows, it might move onto other things besides movies and films. To me, this gives another option to directors to use a character if the actor died before a series could finish or something like that, but if that person who played that character isn't dead and they make more movies/films with that character, then I think its identity theft. Your "manipulating" that person's figure to do what you want to do. I am not totally against using character models of real life people in movies/films, I just nervous that if it gets to a point were actors are no longer needed, we wouldn't get the same quality or same feeling when we watch a movie or a film.

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  9. Da Meh
    Mr.Scheurer
    Modern Fiction-6th hr
    4th February 2018

    I think "ghosting" provides a great solution for movies because it gives producers a idea to play around with the technology and solving a problem at the same time. But knowing that your favorite actors and actress is made and controlled by a computer is like seeing someone who is cloned and is being used as a puppet. They look a like, but one is real and the other one is not. I don't have any problem with technologies adding something because they need it. I think it's a fascinating idea that they can do these things but it might have a impact on the audience if they really care about the actors and actresses.

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  10. Mayah Kroupa
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction hour 6
    February 4th, 2018

    Although I think CGI and its effects are pretty amazing, I don’t think that it should be used to the extreme of recreating the image of an actor that has passed. I think it is quite weird to practically insert a ghost into the film just to get more ratings or try to keep originality in the movie. Also, all the use of CGI and recreating people can ruin their fans image of them. If the person has passed and you recreate them in a light that does not favor their original character then that is wrong to the fans and you are not letting that person rest in peace. And just because actors do not have time to shoot certain parts of the movie, does not mean you completely create their character via technology. They should be making time for the filming of the movie. If they cannot make time then they should not be in the movie at all. Just because you are rich and famous, does not mean you have to be lazy.

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  11. Ralph Rey Montecillo
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction - 1st hour
    5 February 2018

    I think the only time they should use CGI is when an actor/actress passes away during the filming processes. If some reason an actor is unable to be at the filming time due to having a difficult schedule, they should schedule a time on when they are able to film with the actual person. To me it is kind of easy to spot the difference between the CGI versions of people. For example, the CGI Leia is on the right. It is easy for me to pick out which one is the CGI one because of how it looks, animated. I believe they can use this kind of technology when they want an actor that passes away already to make an appearance in the film/movie.

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  12. Kyle Safford
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction-6th hr
    5th February 2018

    I feel that the article made some good statements. The thought of our favorite actors being on screen from the grave is interesting yet bone-chilling. As longs as studios, or productions, have consent from the family there shouldn't be a problem. But taking into consideration, classic films or characters should be left alone and this method shouldn't be over done. At the end of the day, technology can't compare to the soul or power of that actor.

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  13. Katherine Scheuer
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction- Hour 1
    5 February 2018

    This article is very interesting and mind opening. I only knew about "ghosting" tech when Peter Cushing appeared in Rogue One. I didn't know that Benedict Cumberbatch used "ghosting," it makes sense that he and other actors would use it because they are sometimes too busy making other films. I don't have an issue with "ghosting," I think it's a good idea and helps those who are too busy making other films or those who died. I would have an issue with it if there is an actor using "ghosting" if he isn't died or isn't busy making other films. Overall I could barely tell the difference when Peter Cushing appeared in Rogue One to the other actors, it is a good concept and they should continue to use it.

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  14. Marlia King
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction, 6th hour
    Article review
    February 5, 2018

    This type of technology has its pros and cons but it does achieve its ultimate goal, to better the world of cinematography. The fact that we now have the capability to essentially bring back a person's essence to appear back on the big screen is astounding. It is unfortunate when our dearly beloved actors pass away while shooting for a movie, but with this technology they can continue creating the movie with the absence of the deceased. It is also more convenient for filmmakers to create such detailed scenery without having to travel all over the world. They can form any landscape or physical character attribute as they wish. On the other hand, there will come a time when the creators of such films start stealing deceased actors likeness to star in their films, it is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Sure there are waivers and agreements to sign, but that will not stop them from attempting to do it. Being able to create any set a director could want is fantastic, but it also takes away some of the realism from movies. People enjoy seeing directors shoot films around their towns, it is identifiable to the viewers. If we take that away, will we be able to interpret the films in our own thoughts or will we always be looking through the eyes of each director.

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    1. Joi White
      Mr. Scheuer
      Modern Fiction, 6th hour
      Article Review
      February 5, 2018

      The movie scene has made huge and difficult changes, these changes include bring the deceased back to life, having one actor in more than one place, and bringing another country or habitat to the comfort of your studio. With having this accessibility you can bring great Grammy winning actors back for important flashbacks. For most producers and directors flashbacks are very important, kind of the most exciting point in the movie helping with rising and falling actions when having trilogies, especially too viewers who haven't seen the beginning movies. This new technique is really bittersweet, although losing someone's I. The middle of a movie is heart breaking, you still can finish the movie with the advanced works of the cinematology and make it a success. Also this is a major upgrade because with the new technology you can have movies that's based on a true story in Brazil without ever leaving the country, or you can have talking animals like in the jungle book without actually trying to hold a conversation with an animal. In conclusion this new creation is rather astonishing it's very critical, you have to be very crucial when bringing someone from the dead to play a role. Other filmmakers like to borrow ideas if it's wardrobe, accent, etc. it can go from the green screen to the court Really quick.

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  15. Chyna Bryant
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction - Hour 6
    5 February 2018

    I believe this type of equipment is acceptable to a certain extent. I feel as though if this is being used, then the director or producer should need to have permission from that person or the deceased person's family. It could provide a lot of convenience to actors and actresses who would like more time at home or have other priorities but would still like to take part in the movie. They should also obtain some sort of recognition. It's still a little creepy to look at a person who's been dead for years "act" in a movie that was created the previous years but a lot of times a series of movies has collected it's own group of fans and those fans don't always want to see a change in the main characters in that movie. Ghosting could help solve a lot of problems but there definitely need to be some kind of barrier there.

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  16. Tasia Xiong
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction - 6th Hr
    5 February 2018

    The use of technology in the modern era is ridiculously amazing! I think that the fact that we can create a dead person's character in films is just mind blowing. The fact that we came from black and white films and acting all the way to colored films, working sound effects, and visual imagery is out of this world. I think that it's cool that we can continue a film eventhough, sadly, the actor used to play the character had passed away. It amazing what we can do with technology now a days and create someone so realistically.

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  17. Cylia Robinson
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction, 6th hour
    5 February 2018

    This article was very interesting to me I find it amazing how you can basically bring a person back to life for one last showing. but at the same its weird because they look so real so you will never know if its a robot or not. I feel that its awesome to be in two places at once. And i also feel like there should be some type of money involved if the person is dead or alive because they are using your face which is your brand. But also if they person is dead I feel that they should have some type of conversation with the family to make sure its okay to have their family member in a TV show or movie. They should also pa the families of the deceased person. But other than that I think its a good idea a way t make the characters live forever.


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  18. Lexis Ferguson
    Mr. Schuer
    Modern Fiction, 1st Hour
    Article Review
    5, February 2018

    I never knew that in the film, Rogue One, that one of the characters was a digital character who was "brought back to life." I think that it is a interesting thing for film creators to explore deeper in. We've come so far in technology in the movie industry. The qualities are becoming better because of green screens, and stunt doubles, and new computer techniques. So, once I read this article, it didn't really come as a shock to me. Sooner or later, I feel as if nobody will really have to actually act, because our computers will do it for us.

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  19. Cameron Moutry
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction, 6th hour
    Article review
    February 5, 2018

    To me this technology is a huge breakthrough for Hollywood films like the aspect of being able to bring someone back to the screen like the article said with Paul Walker is amazing and something that will bring films in the future to a completely different level. I believe it makes your mind think past the realistic and true things and opens up your mind to new things that anything is possible and that may spark up new ideas in upcoming filmmakers works of art and bring us new films to be excited about. this technology will bring out a new era of films and of course the technology will update and be better which even makes the film industry skyrocket even more. I don't really see a downside to this because it only brings us new aspects of life and will help other people not just filmmakers invent new things and create new ideas for the upcoming future.

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  20. Myell Mccoy
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction 6th hour
    5th February 2018

    I find it very interesting at how advance technology has become in the world. I actually think it’s pretty cool that you can use the double body technique. I think it’s a great idea because sometimes actors can be very busy, and don’t be able to make it to set that day. Though there are also cons I kind of feel like it takes away the true character effect in the movie. If all you had to do was have a digital body of someone else, what would be the point of actors. So I’m this could be describe as a good and bad situation.

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  21. Daijah Stephens
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction - Hour 6
    5 February 2018

    I think this idea is great, but it does come with some pros and cons. I like the idea because
    it is very heart breaking when a good actor or someones favorite actor passes. With this now it will seem like the actor is still alive and well. For example, in the movie Fast And Furious the actor Paul Walker died while they were filming and they used his brother to fill in for the rest of the movie. That was hard for all of his fans and also hard for his brother because he was grieving the lost of his brother. A con to this idea would be that if a actor that is deceased is put in a move, if someone does not like it they will complain or seeing the actor again will make people start grieving. I do think this is a great idea, I also think people will like the idea more then dislike it.

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  22. Kris Daniel
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction, 6th hour
    5 February 2018

    This new technology can be very helpful but also very destructive to an actors character. There are many ways that this technology can help and a few ways are, replacing an actor if they become ill or get seriously injured then they don't have to come to the studio and force themselves to work. There are other advantages like, being able to shoot two scenes at the same time if the project is on a tight deadline. The final way this technology can be very useful is by enhancing the quality of the persons appearance on the big screen and they can also remake someone's face so they can look exactly how the director envisioned. In contrast to the advantages there are a few disadvantages. One of these disadvantages is the fact that they can recreate your image anytime they want, if u sign over your likeness rights. While they are recreating the actors they can also change their personalities and their likenesses. If I were an actor I would never sign over my likeness to any company just because of the possibility that they can change you completely and that would not very secure for my future in acting.

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  23. Cj Crump
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction
    2-5-18


    I think that the idea of having someone is already diseased in a film is a weird idea. I quite frankly don’t think that’s right because what if the now passed away actor/actress didn’t want to do what was presented in the movie. I’m not sure if people such as Paul Walker would want there to be another person or even animation playing as them in a film. Also there’s a different feeling toward the film, because that person wasn’t even there! How could they predict how the actor/actress would act?

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  24. Myah Stamps
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction-6th hour
    5 February 2018

    I think this is an extremely great and exciting idea. It’s amazing to me how technology has expanded and grown so much over the years. It blows my mind at the fact that actors and actresses don’t even have to be on set to be a part of the scene. It’s also mind blowing how they are able to make scenes so realistic with talking animals or alien like characters. This is a cool idea and it can only get better from here . The only problem that I have about this is that it makes acting not as exciting as it used to be. People have worked generation after generation to be able to show off their gifts and talents and it could be a “slap in the face” to see how people don’t even have to be on set to be in the movie. It kills the experience of being in a movie and being able to show the dedication of long hours to get the roles you’ve worked hard for. But besides that this is a great invention and it would be really cool to see this in person and how they make all this possible.

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  25. Jameia Brown
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction, 1st hour
    % February 2018

    I find this technique of technology pretty fascinating, but creepy at the same time. It's an astonishing way to incorporate an actor in a scene when they're really not there, or was only able to do half the movie/show. An example of this sort of thing could be Paul Walker, from Fast & Furious. How he suddenly passed away during shooting the movie, they still found awesome ways to incorporate him in it as if he were really there. Just as many people who find this mind blowing, there's many more who find it creepy. In a way it is, just having the thought of watching a movie or show of a dead person is scary. It can also take away from the actors actual personality or feelings. If there's an animation of that actor, who passed or is ill, the production may try to change things about that person. This is the only disadvantage to this new wave of technology. There's also this thing called the "green screen" where they make backgrounds look like realistic fantasies. This is another awesome and creative technique that costs less money and just contributes to making a movie or show better. Other than that, this actually succeeds in pursuing its goal, which is to make the movie world better. I find this article very interesting and believe that they should continue using this technique and perfecting it more and more as they move forward in the acting industry.

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  26. Jaren Windham
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction-1st hour
    6 February 2018

    I think that being able to still make movies even if an actor or actress is not able to be there is amazing. With this technology you won't need to push back the release date of a film, because you can just create the person to do the part they missed. Also if someone passes before the film is finished, you can still finish it. The only problem is if the person who passed family doesn't want their dead family member in a movie when they aren't even alive.

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  27. Kaliph Cox
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction – Hour 1
    6 February 2018

    Technology is so helpful today because we can still see actors in movies that have since passed away for example in Star Wars Rogue One when the digital character was brought back to life. Or being in two different places at one time, also bringing a different area to where you are at the time. Actions scenes and stunts can be raised to a higher level because of how much technology has improved because you see special effects in movies that will look like it actually happened in front of you, just to think about how we came from black and white movies with movies to now is mind blowing to me.

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  28. Jamaro Powell
    Mr. Schreuer
    Modern Fiction-1st hour
    5 February 2018


    I think it is cool that we have this new technology. It just show us how much more the world is really involving. I think that new technology has made the world better and make the films better. I would enjoy seeing Paul Walker in the last Fast and Furious and seeing his role and the fact that they shot a whole movie and never went to India makes me like the movie even more. You know how much detail went into that film that is kinda awesome to me. On top of that your saving a lot of money by doing those type of films so the new technology is probably coming in handy for some film makers.

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  29. Khalehla Smith
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction-6th hour
    February 6th 2018

    Technology is in fact expanding . As exciting as it may be to bring the dead back to life, it may come off as a little scary too. I mean bringing loved ones back from the dead for movie purposes are cool and refreshing to see I guess, but in the same breath it may be a little weird. Not to me personally, but in general. I like to think in a way that looks at all angles, perspectives, and opinions on the matter. Some may take it offensive and some may think its really dope. It literally depends on the viewer, and also how well the director adds the concept into the movie. If done precisely then it will be gold, if a slight mistake is made it may alter the entire idea, and destroy the objective the director might have been trying to achieve. Causing the viewers to change their conception on the film.

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  30. Jozhua Arnold
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction-1 hour
    6 February

    I think what they are doing with the ghosting effect is a pretty interesting thing. But with the ability to do that will cause actors/actresses to become obsolete and out dated. But it is still a pretty interesting way to make movies, I think it would be a pretty good idea to see what a movie would look like if all the characters ere used with the ghosting effect. The only downside to doing something like that is that all of the editors would basically will be making the whole movie by there self. And that would take a lot of CGI and that could really ruin a good movie.

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  31. Michael Mason
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction - Hour 6
    6 February 2018

    In my opinion, this whole “ ghosting” thing is both really cool and very disturbing, and here is why I say that. It is awesome that in today’s movie making age, we are able to have people in movies without actually having to film them on set. With the technology we have, we can just take the image of someone and place it on someone’s body. This is good for people who don’t want to be in a movie anymore, but want to still please the fans. However, This is kind of weird because they are able to have people in movies even though there are not longer alive. I feel that movie makers should not do this because it could bring back negative thoughts to fans who have dealt with the loss of a beloved actor/actress. Not to mention the actor/actress may or may not have still wanted producers putting them in movies because of personal reasons.

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  32. Ryan Downs
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction 1st Hour
    February 5 2018

    I amazed to see how far the advancement of technology has become in the recent years. Now being able to bring a character back to life by programming a hologram is awesome. This i a great ability for say a actor passes away before finishing a film they can still Finish
    the movie. This also opens a door for legal problems where actors might get a stolen identity. This also could close opportunity's for up and coming actors. Now an actor doesn't
    Have to be there and the director can just pay for the use of his hologram. We can also remake older movies with higher quality Film. This would great for the movie fast and furious when unfortunately Paul walker passed away and they had to finish the film using his brother.


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  33. Raven Goins
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction 1st Hour
    February 6, 2018

    Personally, I don't mind how they produce movies/films now, but it's kind of annoying when it doesn't look as realistic as it did in the past. The technology that we use today, it extremely creative. We can bring back people who passed away or even add someone inside the film who isn't around at that moment. Also, it's more things we can add in movies and films now, than back then when we couldn't. We can add explosives, dinosaurs, or even unusual species that we can make on the computer. Now, we don't have to be in a certain place to film a movie, we could actually be in a room with a green screen, acting like we're in, let's say another country or place, when we aren't. But, sometimes it's not as realistic as it should look. If it doesn't look right at all, we should go to that certain place to film that certain movie or film. We should keep the technology that we have now to create movies due to it adds more the movies than ever!

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  34. Angelique Ward
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Ficiton -Hour 1
    6 Feburary 2018

    This article shows me how much the world is involving , I think the new technology has made the world better to make the films better I like the angles , perspectives and their options. The ghost technology is good example of the technology expanding faster , I think that a really dope idea. But I really think it depends on the viewer and the directors comments to add on. Movie are really interesting fort all the different technology and how the trying to make it better .





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  35. Donavan Malone
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction-Hour 6
    February 8th, 2018

    There has been many big enhancements in the film industry over the last few decades. This could be one of the most detrimental improvements to films. This technique allows for a lot of reproduction movies , sequels, and safer stunts that allow more entertainment within the movies. By being able to put characters in different places, scenes, or even characters who are deceased, lets the movies plot continue to remain the same and build upon it. This goes to show the improvements the world has made and the route we are taking to keep enhancing our lives.

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  36. Marlia King
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction, 6th hour
    Article review
    February 5, 2018

    This type of technology has its pros and cons but it does achieve its ultimate goal, to better the world of cinematography. The fact that we now have the capability to essentially bring back a person's essence to appear back on the big screen is astounding. It is unfortunate when our dearly beloved actors pass away while shooting for a movie, but with this technology they can continue creating the movie with the absence of the deceased. It is also more convenient for filmmakers to create such detailed scenery without having to travel all over the world. They can form any landscape or physical character attribute as they wish. On the other hand, there will come a time when the creators of such films start stealing deceased actors likeness to star in their films, it is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Sure there are waivers and agreements to sign, but that will not stop them from attempting to do it. Being able to create any set a director could want is fantastic, but it also takes away some of the realism from movies. People enjoy seeing directors shoot films around their towns, it is identifiable to the viewers. If we take that away, will we be able to interpret the films in our own thoughts or will we always be looking through the eyes of each director.

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  37. Jacob Kohlmeier
    Mr Scheuer
    Modern Fiction Hour 1
    27 January 2018

    This technology astounds me and as a technologically motivated person i think this is very cool and would love to learn more about how it is done. However as a film watcher it makes me kind of nervous. I enjoy seeing my favorite actors in certain roles and watching them be their characters and show the emotion of their characters on their faces. I don't want my favorite actors to be replaced by a computer generation, I want to connect and empathize with them and I fear I would struggle to do so knowing its a computer animation. Perhaps this technology will reach a point where I won't even notice and I will have no idea my favorite actors never stepped on the set of this movie but only time will tell. As of right now, the technology of this idea interests me far more than seeing it applied.

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  38. Hannah Weymier
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction Hour 1
    2/2/18

    I find this kind of technology very useful and interesting in today's world. This is especially useful in cases where the actor/actress has passed away either before filming is done, or if the movie they were shooting is over but there would be sequels in the future that the character they were portraying would be in. I am interested to see what the Star Wars franchise will do in the future with the sudden passing of Carrie Fisher, since her role was so iconic in the movies and would be difficult to recreate. CGI and other kinds of technology can also be used in areas other than the characters, they can be used with green screens and programmed voice overs. I feel like the most effective use for CGI graphics are the green screens in the background, they can really help with scenes especially if they have to move inside of a studio space, because of weather or they could not continue filming in certain locations. Although this advanced technology has positive attributes to it, there can be some negative outcomes to using this in films. Using CGI can take away from the realism of the film, especially when using them next to/in the same scenes as the real actors. It just makes the scenes a bit unrealistic, especially if the graphics were poorly created in the studio. Overall I feel like CGI graphics can help improve the films in some ways, with the increase of technology in recent years and in the future; hopefully the graphic elements in films can help improve different aspects of cinematography and make movies more enjoyable and interesting for upcoming generations int he future.

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  39. Cannon Coleman
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction Hour 6
    2/19/18

    This new technology is amazing because it shows the level of technology we have where we can animate character instead of just using people. It shows the power of visuals using in movies and shows. Using this technology can be a big improvement but it also can be difficult to watch for those who prefer a more realistic version of the movie or show. Overall this technology has benefits and negative parts about it but it all depends on what u want to see.

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  40. Keith Thrower
    Mr. scheuer
    Modern Fiction - Hour 1

    I think that this technology is very cool and helpful for the most part. it can be helpful if someone doesn’t show up or can’t make it to a filming. it can be hurtful because you can fool your audience into thinking that it’s really their favorite actor and have them thinking that it’s there actor reactions when it’s really just a computer. This can also help make films more entertaining by allowing for more difficult and wilder stunts by making it a computer instead of a real person so I believe by doing that this could really help films succeed more then they already have.

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  41. Timothy Davis
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction 6th hour
    2-24-18

    I feel that the article made some interesting statements. The thought of reviving some of our favorite actors for certain roles in today's films. As long as the families of said actors give consent for their loved ones image to be used; however, I feel that it should be used as a practical measure, maybe small roles or even cameos that could pay homage to that actor or actress, I couldn't see an entire film with a dead cast being very successful so if they do use this tech it should be to small degree.

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  42. MarKeise Warren
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction 6th hour
    4-14-18

    I believe that this is really cool way of technology because we all though once an actor dies thats the last of seeing him or her in other films. I think that this is a really cool way to bring back are well known classic actors. People in the media might not like this new tech because they might bring it up in the wrong way by making seem like we are using he or she in a movie without there permission because he or she is dead. I cant wait for more films to come out with classic actors its going to be just like the old times.

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