From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain magicgoeshere.com)
Date: Wed 24 May 2000 - 11:29:58 IST
On Tue, May 23, 2000 at 01:23:44PM +0100, Shane Dempsey wrote:
> Hollywood execs. don't know or care about linux.
> Their CGI and techies probably do and ultimately they
> decide what machines end up in films as the execs.
> don't know enough to make the decision for themselves.
Somebody already mentioned the magic words "Product Placement". This is what
decides what ends up in a movie - the producers of the movies either get the
goods free, or at a substantial discount, or get paid to use them, depending
on the movie and the use of the products.
> This isn't uniform as people like James Cameron definitely know
> about the benefits of using linux. A Beowulf cluster was used
> to do most of the CGI on Titanic.
James Cameron didn't necessarily know Linux existed when he did Titanic. The
digital FX work was done on contract by a specialist company, and Cameron
wouldn't have cared a lot about how they did it, just what they did, and how
fast. And BTW it wasn't a Beowulf cluster - just a shitload of Alphas, many
of which ran Linux, in a render farm running custom software.
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