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StuntwomenThe Untold Hollywood Story$
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Mollie Gregory

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813166223

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.001.0001

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Computer-Generated Imagery and the Future of Stunt Work

Computer-Generated Imagery and the Future of Stunt Work

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(p.247) 16 Computer-Generated Imagery and the Future of Stunt Work
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Stuntwomen
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Mollie Gregory

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0017

This chapter covers revolution and transformation—from physical stunts to digital stunts that “let you do whatever you imagine.” Visual effects and computer-generated imagery (CGI) decrease the need for physical stunt work, and the new techniques can make stunts safer. Also addressed is the question: will there always be stunts? Meanwhile, a few more women are stunt-coordinating and directing second units, but they’re still in the minority. Some of the reasons include their roles as wives and mothers and the age-old quandary that “women don’t hire other women.” However, awards to stunt performers are on the increase: Emmys, SAG Awards, Taurus World Stunt Awards, and Diamond in the Raw Awards.

Keywords:   computer-generated imagery (CGI), visual effects, female stunt coordinators, 2013–2014 statistics on women employed in the industry, stunt awards

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