Monday, January 11, 2010
#2 Movie Computer Cliche that bugs the shit out of me.
Thanks to Rocketless for the video (brilliant film) above in the "Enhance" Post. It allows me to elaborate briefly on another computer related thing that drives me crazy in films.
People typing to operate a computer.
They've been doing it for 30 years now and while it may have made since then, we now have a little thing called a mouse. Oh, to be sure I'm typing now, but that's because I'm writing. If I had to say... close Chrome, open After Effects, import a file, drag it to the project window and then export, I think I could do that all without touching the keyboard. Because I live in the real world. Not so in movies where it is all typey typey and no mousey mousey.
Perhaps now I'll get around to making a cool vid like whoever that guy was who did the enhance vid to show you what I mean (I won't) but in the mean time I hope I've brought this to your attention so now it bugs the holy hell out of you too.