HDTV – The Wonder of It All

August 3, 2009 – 9:48 am, posted by Oliver

I remember when I was 16, watching the original Star Wars for the first time. It was amazing. I was not the only one to have this thought at that point. “This is as good as its going to get“. And for a 16 year old kid, that was pretty darn good. The movie itself was amazing. Sure, some of the acting wasnt the greatest but the graphics sure made up for it. They were top of the line, leading edge in the movie world. Now I can create the same effects with my Mac book in about 20 minutes. To be honest though, they seem somewhat cheesy now. That is due to what I like to call the advent of real TV -High Definition.

Its amazing the detail that they can show these days. If you were a fan of the “Star Wars” saga, then you remember what I am talking about, in terms of graphics. Now compare that to the first, second, and third parts that were just made over the last 5 years. (Note – Star Wars was made in 2 parts for those that do not know, the fourth, fifth, and sixth parts were made first. This was decided by a coin toss by the writer/director George Lucas.) Compared to the new films the originals look like B movie graphics. High Definition has forever changed the way things are done in the movie industry. You can expect big things over the next 10 years in terms of graphics. This is definitely not as good as it’s going to get.

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