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#1 Eddie G

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 10:54 AM

This is the perfect place to ask a question I've been wondering about for a while.  What on Earth is the difference between "visualization" and "previsualization?"


Is this just another language fumble like "pizza pie" or "Table Mesa?"  Or is it an actual reference to something that takes place prior to visualizing?


Thanks.  :)

#2 Ken White

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 02:05 PM

In the wonderful world of film, previsualization or pre-vis usually refers to using something to previsualize the visual flow of your film (shots, angles, etc.) before you actually start shooting.


Storyboarding is previsualization. A series of drawings showing, essentially, what the camera will see. Various machinima tools can also be used for pre-vis, and often are, from the kind of stuff we use (The Movies, iClone, Moviestorm, etc.) to specific pre-vis programs and even 3D modeling programs, from Blender to Maya and 3DMax.


Here's a good link that explains pre-vis and some of the tools that filmmakers use. http://wolfcrow.com/...re-and-methods/


Take any film on TMU and imagine it to be a pre-vis of a live action film. With something like that, you can see what works, what doesn't work - and you can share it with your team (actors, cinematographer, camera people) to show what you want each filmed scene to look like.

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#3 Eddie G

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 06:53 PM

Why isn't it (storyboard, video clip, whatever) just called "visualization?"

#4 sexymaria


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:10 AM

Because it is steps, procedures, stuff done 'before' filming.


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