Have you ever watched a movie and been so blown away by the visual effects that you just couldn't focus on anything else? The way they made it seem as if the actor was really in the scene, or the city behind them was actually there? It's amazing what they can do with computers and software these days. But did you know that many of those visual effects are created right here in Vancouver?

Computer Generated Imagery, or CGI for short, is a process of creating images and videos using a computer. It generally requires three stages: pre-production, production, and post-production. The pre-production stage usually consists of creating the 3D models that will be used in the final product. In production, these models are typically animated to create a scene or video. Finally, in post-production, the footage is edited and color corrected before being released to the public. While CGI can be used to create any kind of image or video, it is often used in movies and television to create special effects that look too good to be real. However, sometimes these effects can look so realistic that audiences have a hard time distinguishing them from actual.

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