Chapter 15. Learning to See
Men in the game are blind to what men looking on see clearly.
In visual effects, we often speak of The Eye, as in, “She has a good eye,” or “He's got good technical skills, but needs to develop his eye.” Sure, we admire the luminary visual effects supervisors because they can field-strip a Mitchell camera movement blindfolded or code their own HDR exposure-merging Shake plug-in from scratch, but they are most revered because they have The Eye.
What exactly does that mean? It's simple: Having The Eye means knowing the answer to the Ultimate Question:
Why doesn't this shot look real?
It's the question you're ...