I'm a film student doing a dissertation on live action special effects in micro budget filmmaking. I'm looking to gauge a general public opinion on a few topics, so if you could answer the following questions, I'd be grateful. Feel free to discuss them in more detail, but for my work I need collective results.
Answer yes/no to the following:
- Do you watch a lot of films that include large quantities of visual effects - Star Wars, Avatar, Transformers, etc?
- Does the promise of a visual spectacle make you more likely to see a film in the cinema (more likely to see Avengers than Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)?
- Do you think visual effects add anything meaningful to your cinematic experience?
- Do you think visual effects add anything meaningful to a film's narrative (the story)?
Do you agree/disagree with the following statements (answer each seperately):
- 'Spectacle is more important than narrative in blockbuster films'
- 'Visual effects in films aren't what they used to be'
- 'Live action visual effects today are based on nolstagia, digital is the future'
- 'There is no "soul" in computer generated characters'
- 'Live action effects have reached their peak'
- 'As far as visual effects go there is an insurmountable divide between the studios and indie filmmakers'
- 'If it can be imagined, it can be made'
Select one of each:
- Dark Crystal or Avatar?
- Original Clash of the Titans or remake?
- Star Wars 4,5,6 or 1,2,3?
- Originals or Digital Remasterings?
Thanks a lot, if you have answered these you have become a nameless number lost in a large pie (chart) =]