Jedrek Stepien


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Do the 3D movies enhance or kill imagination?

Does the growing realism of the moving pictures/video games enhance or rather kill imagination? Is the message from the silver screen stronger today than it was when the movies were black and white? Will content ever triumph over the form?

Finally, what could be the possible consequence of people losing their imagination on a large scale?

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    Mar 9 2013: 3D is largely just a novelty, just a few random things slighlty elevated in comparison to everything else, so I would say no, it doesn't kill the imagination, especially as the results are usually quite marginal.

    What kills the imagination is the constant dumbing down of movies that disables any necessity to think beyond what we're immediately seeing.
    We're essentially spoon-fed every story, led by the hand to and from each scene and actors often simply act as segways between explosions, shiny objects or some late teens cleavage (In a time where porn is more abundant than water and air, go figure).

    The only thing that kills imagination is the killing of braincells and plenty of films do that these days... they just happen to be in 3d sometimes...
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    Gail .

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    Mar 10 2013: You ask: "Finally, what could be the possible consequence of people losing their imagination on a large scale?"

    Look around. Our culture is filled with automatons (sheeple) because creativity is drummed out of students in their public educations. This leaves imagination serving the extreme shallows of life, entertaining rather than improving one's life or the lives of others.

    It's not that movies (3D or otherwise) squelch creativity or imagination. It's that movie-makers don't make thought-provoking movies.

    We can only be imprisoned in the prisons we cannot see.
  • Apr 7 2013: They obviously kill imagination!
    It's just like a muscle & memory; what you don't use, atrophies.
    Though, a 3D virtual reality may look more realistic initially, it's nothing but a dependence on an outside force; t.v. less-so, & radio less-so than that, & reading even less-so.
  • Mar 27 2013: It most certainly doesn't kill imagination...

    I think it might even makes you think bigger

    For example if you create a house in 3D and display it on imax screen or any other big screen you will see an empty space around the house thus giving you the ability and imagination to fill it up let's say look at avatar and when you see that I think endless imagination and lots a and lots of oppertunities to create a whole new world out of it where navii and humans life alongside (humans have genetic altered lungs of course).

    But there is a downside to all this imagination take the walking dead for this example...

    Whaylt could be more interesting for the viewer and mind blowing to have them enjoy what is created from imagination

    What I am trying to say is that people might think I've already seen this or it looks alot like something else.

    So its staying ahead of most people which is hard but very doable if you have enough variation in the brainstormers.
  • Mar 19 2013: It doesnt hinder imagination. Like somebodies gonna make a stick figure movie and be like" you got an imagination, use it". It immerses you into the world more and thats the ultimate goal whether it be through writing visuals audio.
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    Mar 11 2013: 3D is just a modeling of how things look in our world but put into a movie, it is just an effect that adds realism to movies but does not limit the effects of our imagination.
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    Mar 11 2013: From a technical stand point 3D in particular is very limiting when it comes to cinematography. Intimate close-ups for example just don't work as the size v focal distance just doen't work in the current cinema set up.
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    Mar 10 2013: Last year I joined the 3D immersive cybercommunity of second life. I have an avatar whom (?) I can dress appropriately for a traditional ball to a grunge concert to a tête-à-tête with a friend at home. I create the avatar and in some cases I have created the surroundings in which "he" interacts. My imagination knows no bounds even down to the slightest mannerism. I strut on a 3D stage surrounded by my peers. I make movies of my experiences I try and capture the visceral moment of when, while dancing with a friend surrounded by like minded friends THAT song is played by the DJ. I had lots of visceral moments while watching the movie Avatar in 3D. It took me out of myself and my draw dropped. Is this significantly different from Bogarts "We will always have Paris" made meaningful because I have said it myself, appropriately. Visual technology has come far from the screaming of the patrons viweing their first taste of a train rushing towards them in that first moving picture. I embrace the new technology and want more. Acting in your own 3D movie provides me with content I have created. I provide the form.If you want a yardstick let it be FUN!
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    Mar 9 2013: I don't think so.

    Star Trek infers more imagination occurred on the holodeck?

    I think imagining requires actually exercising your imagination. Aren't goals a form of imagination? Now there is the real endangered species domestically, but there doesn't seem to be any shortage in the Asian countries?