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LEADING PERSPECTIVES ON THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF CINEMA: VISUAL EFFECTS EXPERT MEHMET ÇETİN



The Future of the Film Industry in Turkey and Innovative Projects with Artificial Intelligence


The world of cinema pushes the boundaries of imagination and technology, offering audiences unforgettable experiences. Exploring the secrets behind these experiences allows us to embark on a journey into the enchanting world of cinema, bringing together a producer and a visual effects genius. In this interview, get ready to discover how a journey is made at the intersection of technology and art while wandering through the magical lanes of cinema.

 

 

- HELLO AND WELCOME, COULD YOU PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF?

 

MEHMET ÇETİN: Of course, I'm a producer and visual effects expert born in 1978.

 

- COULD YOU PROVIDE US WITH SOME INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND CAREER?

 

MEHMET ÇETİN: After graduating from the Faculty of Law at Eastern Mediterranean University, I started my career in filmmaking. However, since my family was in the field of law, I initially did not receive support for filmmaking.

 

- HOW DID YOU NAVIGATE THROUGH THIS POINT?

 

MEHMET ÇETİN: I stubbornly pursued to do what I loved. I decided to make my own films and prepared a trailer, then I went to Istanbul. There, I met with producers and showed them my work.

 

- WHAT WERE THE INITIAL REACTIONS YOU RECEIVED?

 

MEHMET ÇETİN: At first, I was met with skepticism. It seemed unbelievable for such projects to come from Turkey. However, I proved myself with the examples I showed, and things quickly started to develop.

 

- COULD YOU TALK ABOUT SOME PROMINENT PROJECTS YOU'VE WORKED ON?

 

MEHMET ÇETİN: Yes, particularly the visual effects we did for the detective film "Universal Narcotic Crimes" received great interest. Afterwards, we started working on visual effects alongside producing.

 

- HOW IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY?

 

MEHMET ÇETİN: Technology has greatly contributed to the industry. Especially with artificial intelligence and visual effects software, we are able to do our work faster and more efficiently.

 

- WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY IN TURKEY?

 

MEHMET ÇETİN: There is great talent and potential in our country. However, more support and resources are needed in certain areas. Particularly, more investment in artificial intelligence and visual effects is important.

 

- FINALLY, COULD YOU PROVIDE US WITH INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR FUTURE PROJECTS?

 

MEHMET ÇETİN: Currently, I'm working on a new book and our projects related to artificial intelligence are ongoing. Additionally, we are focusing on new projects in the cinema and TV series industry.

 

- THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS WONDERFUL INTERVIEW.

 

MEHMET ÇETİN: Thank you.


 

Cinema is an art that turns human imagination into reality, offering an emotional journey. Behind this journey lies the magic of visual effects and the power of technology combined with human creativity. This interview provided a window into the mysterious world of cinema, allowing us to embark on a journey into the depths of this enchanting world from the perspectives of a producer and a visual effects expert. As we continue to explore the power of cinema, we will continue to imagine what is possible at the intersection of technology and art.

 




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