Dinosaurs In Jurassic World

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A dinosaur, thrashing through the woods. A terrorizing cyborg, attempting to seal humanity’s fate. A friendly toy cowboy, coming to life. These are some of the unimaginable things that computer generated imagery (CGI) has brought to life in film. CGI is constructing still or animated visual content with picturing software (Rouse). It has many uses as well, and is a helpful tool in many fields. CGI is used for visuals, advertising, anatomical modeling, architecture, special effects in cinema, and video games (Rouse). CGI has played a significant role in film over the years. Before CGI, special effects in cinema were simple. In “Pre-War Hollywood” or before World War II, special effects included adding clouds to the sky, and ceilings to sets…show more content…
One large difference in Jurassic World is that the dinosaurs are mostly CGI, with barely any use of animatronics (Giardina). The difference can be seen by viewers, as the dinosaurs in Jurassic World move very realistically. The structure of the dinosaurs in Jurassic World are also incredibly realistic. The skin and muscles of the dinosaurs in Jurassic World are far more complex and technological than in Jurassic World (Giardina). The Jurassic World special effects team made the dinosaurs muscles fire and squeeze like a real-life animal would (Giardina). These simple-looking yet effective improvements made in Jurassic World are perfect examples on how CGI has improved over the years. The dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were the most unbelievable and realistic creations in film history, and the 1990’s film was way before its time. But after many years pass, Jurassic World was able to improve the effects greatly through realistic movements and…show more content…
Only few nearly perfected the use of CGI, and were able to expand on that through its evolution. In one of his books concerning the evolution of CGI, writer Tom Sito wrote “The Gettyburgs of the CG revolution can be narrowed down to three movies— Terminator 2 (1991), Jurassic Park (1993), and Toy Story (1995)” (Sito 253). The Terminator franchise, Jurassic Park series, and the Toy Story films all were able to portray the evolution of CGI through each of their films. The first installment in the Terminator series used many animatronics to create ruthless cyborgs (Lambrechts). Later, the animatronics were not as sufficient, and CGI was used to duplicate the cyborgs, and improve their movements (Lambrechts). In Jurassic Park, animatronics and CGI looked so real that it was coined as “physically textured” (“How CGI Changed”). But still, in 2015, Jurassic Park moved away from animatronics and used CGI for mostly all effects (Giardina). Improvements to the dinosaurs’ muscle and skin were also made in the latest installment (Giardina). Lastly, Toy Story made history in 1995 being the first full length computer animated film (Kantilaftis). The detail in the first movie was well done, for what was technologically available. In 2010, Toy Story 3 was able to improve multiple aspects of the first movie, such as clothing (Robertson). Expression was also improved with more detail and eye mobility (Dunlop). CGI has
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