More Signs of Convergence: Avatar – The Movie

The most important innovation thus far has been a camera, designed by Cameron and his computer experts, that allows the director to observe the performances of the actors-as-aliens, in the film’s virtual environment, as it happens. “It’s like a big, powerful game engine,” he explained. “If I want to fly through space, or change my perspective, I can. I can turn the whole scene into a living miniature and go through it on a 50 to 1 scale. It’s pretty exciting.”

CNET – Computers join actors in hybrids on screen

 emphasis is mine
This is a key part of the transition to the meshverse paradigm. Other folks see this merging of simulation platform and other media too at many levels –  including yours truly:

John Gaeta and Rudy Poat are taking media to the another level, developing a hybrid environment that draws from the best of games and film …
GriotVision is attempting to evolve a hybrid environment for all communication and information systems, not just film and games but there’s a lot to learn from the virtual cinematography capabilities these guys are developing.
Small Experiments 

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