Ahem, where can I buy that crack you are smoking?
Baker did work on BABYs DAY OUT as well as ILM. While the movie itself wasn't much, the use of CG backgrounds was. I think a lot of what ILM does today was experimented on this film...
I haven't seen the film in a while, so perhaps it doesn't hold up that well. BUT, as I mentioned earlier, the film used techniques like taking a blue screened person (or baby in this case) and placing them in live action, miniature or CG backgrounds. I think this film, as well as RADIOLAND MURDERS, which filled in sets and backgrounds, and introduced the Sabre
compositing system, were groundbreaking.
If it were up to you, Ahem, John Knoll would have been fired. Knoll hasn't done much, has he?
JUMANJI is another example. Sure, the CG animals look a little 'off' at times, but it was the first time ILM tried CG animals that were not dinosaurs or ghosts. You need a project to try something new. I think these films did that...
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