My name is Jean Lafleur. Coming from conventional cinema, I have a special take on this. I have spent the last few years exploring the fantastic possibilities of this new mode of expression. I found this medium to be nothing less than total freedom. The progress in motion pictures, through its century of existence, was about one thing: controlling what the spectator sees and hears, and using this control to better communicate what the authors want to express. From Welles and Kurosawa, to Spielberg, Lucas, Scott, Jackson, and Cameron, artists and technicians have contributed important advances in the control of film’s various aspects: staging, camera work, editing, makeup and costume, sets, special effects, and sound. These were giant steps in the right direction, but now, there is a new kid on the block: Realistic Digitally Created Movies. With Digital Movies, you control absolutely everything… and can do absolutely anything you desire. You actually reconstruct a reality from your own imagination or from the past or the future… and people it with the characters that are most appropriate to tell the story. But if there is one thing that is evident to me, it is that quality will not come from technology alone. What technology gives us is better tools, more immediate and interactive feedback in modeling, texturing, lighting, and animating… and better, simpler, less obtrusive and more precise mocap. But the best technology in the world will not create more realistic human beings, more sincere emotions, more expressive movements, or more drama and intensity. Only skilled technicians and talented artists can do that.