The Move Away From Computer-Generated Video Shows Consumers' Appreciation for More Realistic Content

Filmmakers are using in-camera effects to showcase their creativity

One of the big talking points about First Man, the new Neil Armstrong biopic, is its special effects. Production VFX supervisor Paul Lambert and his team subtly retain the feel of ‘60s archive footage for the film’s realistic in-flight and space sequences. They achieved this by not leaning too heavily on computer-generated effects but filming as much as they could for real (or in-camera).