Here's a really great behind the scenes video on the making of the video game Star Wars 1313. The footage shown gives us a glimpse at how they are experimenting with new ways to create video games and are using that as an example of what we could see in the future of filmmaking.
According to to a report from The Inquirer, Lucasfilm held a presentation for BAFTA in the UK earlier this week "where they proposed a new paradigm in which feature film production stops at production, with no need for editing or sound mixing or any other post processes." Basically, everything will be done in real time, and you'll see how that looks in the video provided.
ILM VFX supervisor, Kim Libreri, went into more detail about what they are trying to accomplish, and had this to say,
Everyone has seen what we can do in movies, and I think most people will agree the video game industry is catching up quite quickly, especially in the next generation of console titles. I’m pretty sure within the next decade, we’re going to see a convergence in terms of traditional visual effects capabilities -making realistic fire, creatures, and environments – but working completely interactively. We think that computer graphics are going to be so realistic in real time computer graphics that, over the next decade, we’ll start to be able to take the post out of post-production; where you’ll leave a movie set and the shot is pretty much complete…
…If you combine video games with film-making techniques, you can start to have these real deep, multi-user experiences. Being able to animate, edit and compose live is going to change the way we work and it’s really going to bring back the creative experience in digital effects.
It's amazing how fast technology is advancing and changing things. The future is looking more and more awesome! The report also says that Star Wars 1313 is still in development! The last we heard it had been cancelled, but that doesn't seem to be the case now, which would be amazing if it true, because the game looks incredible.
Looks like there is more to Star Wars 1313 than meets the eye.
Via: Bleeding Cool