This week saw the release of Goodbye Uncanny Valley, a 15-minute video essay on the future of CGI, written and directed by the artist Alan Warburton and designed by our very own Tom Pounder. Alan and Tom were also on editing and animation duties while music was handled by Cool 3D World.
It’s 2017 and computer graphics have conquered the Uncanny Valley, that strange place where things are almost real…but not quite. After decades of innovation, we’re at the point where we can conjure just about anything with software. The battle for photoreal CGI has been won, so the question is: what happens now?