Dear Ang Lee: Further to the VFX, Life of Pi, Studios debacle
Christian Lang wrote respectfully:
Ang Lee: “Normally they do big explosions, but I want to do visual art with them”. My answer to that is: “No we don´t normally do explosions!” In a film with 500 FX shots maybe 2 or 3 are explosions, except if you go for raw Action Movies. What we do is study art and history to recreate ancient buildings and citys and set extentions. We study Biology and anatomy to recreate the detail in fantasy figures like gollum. We exercise acting and dive into psychology to understand what drives the characters and creatures we animate, and spend our mornings sitting in cafés watching the action lines of the people passing by. We read biology books and go on research tours to create known and unknown creatures, and learn anatomy to give realism to muscles and mimik. We recreate the physics of flood waves, Fire and tornados and make it seem to have an intention. We let plants grow, and we analyse crowd dynamics. We organise hundreds of image layers, and organise data more efficient than any gouverment organisation. We know the physics of light, we recreate surface structures and complex fractals. When I studied Digital Art, I had 114 different classes, and I didn´t do a single explosion. We don´t need Ang Lee to liberate us from the burden of Explosions and teach us Visual Art. We are the Visual Artists. I don´t care if he´s a creative genious, but that guy gives me tourettes with his close minded statements.