Screen Junkies » motion capture http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Of Course James Cameron Is Developing New Underwater Motion Capture Technology http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/of-course-james-cameron-is-developing-new-underwater-motion-capture-technology/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/of-course-james-cameron-is-developing-new-underwater-motion-capture-technology/#comments Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:30:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254298 He should live in an underwater house already.

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James Cameron has two loves — creating new technologies that forever change the landscape of film making, and breathing through a tube. So, it comes as no surprise that he’ll combine both passions for the Avatar sequels. Producer Jon Landau revealed yesterday at the 2013 NAB Technology Summit on Cinema that Cameron will develop techniques for underwater motion capture. It has hencetofore been considered impossible due to the buoyancy of ping pong balls.

Speaking at a technology in cinema conference, Landau said the Oscar-winning director proposed to make use of the process “because we can simulate it visually but can’t simulate it experientially for them”. Cameron has previously hinted at the possibility of exploring the oceans of Pandora, the forest moon setting for his 2009 3D box-office hit, in future films.

“We want to take advantage of the technologies brilliant people are putting out to make the next two movies even more emotionally engaging and visually tantalising, and to really wrap up the story arc of our two main characters,” Landau said on Sunday in a keynote speech at the 2013 NAB Technology Summit on Cinema in Las Vegas. He described the process as “performance capture in water”. (Deadline)

This is great news for cinema. But bad news for Andy Serkis, who famously suffers from a condition that makes him water-soluble.

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21 Pics Of Andy Serkis Looking Like A Jagoff http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/21-pics-of-andy-serkis-looking-like-a-jagoff/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/21-pics-of-andy-serkis-looking-like-a-jagoff/#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:00:56 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=243541 His amazing performances don't negate the fact that he looks ridiculous in those motion capture outfits.

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After yesterday’s release of the 2012 Oscar nominations, many felt that actor Andy Serkis was snubbed. His proponents feel that Serkis’ role in Rise of the Planet of the Apes was unjustly passed over by Academy members who don’t fully understand the nuance involved in a motion capture performance. However, some critics maintain that motion-capture roles should not be placed in the same category with traditional performances due to the heavy reliance on CGI technology.

Whichever camp you fall into, there is one thing on which we can all agree: While performing, Andy Serkis looks like a huge jagoff.

I get it. It comes with the territory. You can’t play a convincing ape without acting like a stupid monkey. And his results on screen speak for themselves. But it doesn’t change the fact that a man hopping around in a “Green Man” outfit with a bunch of pins stuck to his face looks like a fool. See for yourself by looking through this gallery of 21 pics of Andy Serkis looking like a jag off. Check out more funny pictures here.

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