Vintage 'High Tech' Film Shows 1968 Computer Graphics at Their Best

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An eye-catching video featuring early computer graphics has emerged on the Internet; it reveals how far special effects have come, according to Gizmodo.

A vintage IBM educational video from 1968 makes us aware of the strides taken in the production of computer graphics over the last few decades. Computer graphics pioneer John Whitney released the film as part of his fellowship with IBM, the news website Gizmodo reported.

Whitney is internationally renowned for his work on the opening sequence of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Vertigo, which was the first-ever use of computer graphics in a movie.

As for Whitney's 'Experiments in Motion Graphics', it was first published in 1968, ten years after Vertigo first came out.  Gizmodo touted the footage as a "succinct reminder of how far our filmmakers have come, and how hard modern movies rely on techniques devised a few decades ago."

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