The fascinating history of film, video and animation taught us that developments are difficult to predict. So we cannot predict the future. Nevertheless, there are certain expectations in terms of film, video, and animation that we expect in the coming years. Somewhat futuristic, but certainly real.
1. The drone of your dreams
A few years ago, the idea of a drone was still a long way off. They will not be there for the time being, they thought. The opposite turned out to be true. We can still expect surprising developments for drones in the coming years. Not only will the quality of the image improve, but the accompanying apps will also have extra functionalities.
At the moment it’s still quite special to show a top view picture of your business premises in your corporate video. In the future, this will become increasingly normal. In a few years’ time, such an image will no longer be possible. That’s because the number of people with a drone will increase endlessly. Not even for professional purposes, but just for home, garden and kitchen use. Because it is possible.
The current drones will be equipped with additional functionalities step by step. In this way, they will be able to stay in the air for longer, even in extreme weather conditions. Drones will also become smarter in the area of safety. Thanks to other types of sensors, they will even recognize the environment in which they fly. Due to the increased number of drones, we can also expect more and stricter control in the future.
2. Virtual reality as a total experience
Last year, virtual reality was announced on a grand scale. But honestly it is still at the beginning. A common criticism at the moment is the fact that you can become sick if you take a pair of glasses too long. The first vr glasses have already been introduced, but there is still enough room for improvement.
And they will certainly arrive. Producers of protective glasses are busy testing developments. There will be wireless vr glasses and vr glasses with trackers. The limited viewing angle that many people experience is also being addressed. In doing so, the image becomes sharper. Much sharper even.
I’m sure you’ve heard about eye tracking from time to time. This is also a functionality that you may find in vr glasses. The glasses then register exactly what you are looking at, so that that part of the image is completely sharp. It will also make the picture look much more realistic.
A little further away – but certainly worth mentioning – are the vr sandals and vr gloves. With virtual reality it is possible to make the experience even more intense. Not only your eyes play a role, but your whole body is sucked into the vr world. How exactly is that going to work? Perhaps with vr sandals and vr gloves, we can see it in a whole different way. The future will teach it.
3. The future of animation
Tracking technology will also play a role in the field of animation. By combining this technology with computer animation and 3D projection, it is possible to give a human face, as it were, ‘a second skin’. All kinds of figures and patterns can be projected onto the face in this way. That is another special way of animation.
Whether this will be a new way of animation, we don’t know yet. What we do know is that ‘real’ and ‘fake’ will increasingly merge. The difference between these will no longer matter in the future. And so, different techniques will mix with each other
4. Artificial Intelligence
Ever heard of Artificial Intelligence? This technique, also called AI, is a form of artificial intelligence in which a computer itself learns to think creatively. Sounds like a far-flung show, but it’s getting closer and closer.
This technique will also become important in the world of video and animation. Google has even carried out a test in which an AI has to learn to move itself in a digital world. The result?
Admittedly, it still looks a little crazy. But it is a nice first step. Artificial Intelligence can even be used to write a film script. Or when putting together a trailer. Will that ever make us superfluous? We ourselves think that AI will never completely replace a human brain. But time will count.