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Painted Reality: Will Computer Graphics Replace Naked Body?

08/06/2015 - 18:27

The development of new technologies can lead to the fact that the stars will cease to denude in front of the lens, and their bodies will be drawn instead, according to The Verge.
The publication examines the history of the cinema with the appearance of cameras in 1889 to the present day. Researchers believe that the fashion for the use of computer graphics in explicit scenes began with the movie "Machete", released in 2010. A master of special effects create the appearance of Jessica Alba’s nudity, but it has become known only after the actress in an interview stated that she had never filmed naked. Later in this manner effects were used in the film "It's a good girl," "Nurse" and "The Change-Up."

Special effects also benefited during the creation of a scene from the last season of "Game of Thrones" when actress Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) as a punishment had to go naked through the streets. To do this, the master use a combination of shooting, first filmed close-ups of Headey herself, which are separated only partially.

In the five years after the "Machete" was put forward, there was several versions of why the naked bodies were more likely to be drawn. Some believe that it circumvents the disputed clause in the contract of actors. Another option - the desire to own the famous "afford an extra piece of cake", not torturing yourself with hard training and at the same time look good on the screen. Since the digital effects are now becoming a routine part of filmmaking, as the technology grows cheaper, it is likely that the practice of the "undressing" will settle down, says The Verge.

The pursuit of beautiful frame can have the opposite effect, though. Movies risk becoming an analogue of glossy magazines that define non-existing beauty ideals. A CGI specialist compared this trend with the films for adults. "Young people see it on the screen and think that everyone knows.Though sex on the screen hardly has anything to do with what people are doing at home. "

On the other hand, we can see the painted bodies just like other special effects, because no one really believes that a hidden platform in the King's Cross station can be reached in the wizarding world, and Zoe Saldana from the "Guardians of the Galaxy" has green skin.

However, it is not possible to know the exact number of films with computer graphics,. Studios, involved in special effects, may not report it if they weren’t asked by the author. "The best special effects - those that you do not notice", - concluded the expert interviewed by the publication.