A recurring question in my career has been "Can a computer generated image convey emotions?". A sure thing is that a gap is being bridged as machines get faster and rendering is now more accessible than ever. However, CGI should be treated simply as an element to add to the mix. So here is to more machine work with a few frames done in CG. With them, I am looking to convey a cinematographic feeling with no other purpose than creating a world. This imagery is hopefully vague enough for you to put whatever you want in it.
Visual effects are one of the many components of cinema and moving pictures. But often times they are used to make a film look expensive with the objective of generating a ton of cash and attract an audience looking for a two hours entertainment ride. The overall tied together by poor story writing. Will I remember the Valerian film by Luc Besson in 20 years? No.
Hopefully, there will be more storytellers "using" 3D carefully and beautifully. Cheers to directors and their DP Jonathan Glazer & Daniel Landin, Panos Cosmatos & Benjamin Loeb, Denis Villeneuve & Roger Deakins, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Darren Aronofsky & Matthew Libatique, Alex Garland & Rob Hardy, and Alejandro González Iñárritu & Emmanuel Lubezki.
Other directors and DP you like?