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Image Future


Today the techniques of traditional animation, cinematography, and computer graphics are often used in combination to create new hybrid moving image forms. I discuss this process using the example of a particularly intricate hybrid – Universal Capture method used in the second and third films of The Matrix trilogy. Rather than expecting that any of the present “pure” forms will dominate the future of visual and moving image cultures, I suggest that the future belongs to such hybrids.

Article  2006