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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Performance Capture and "Planet of the Apes"




Director Rupert Wyatt and Andy Serkis Talk About the Motion Capture Technology Used in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES


Performance Capture, as actors refer to it, or or Motion Capture, as producers prefer (taking the actors skills out of the perceived equation) is here to stay and will grow in its ability to feel real with each new film. The new "Planet of the Apes" prequil is the latest to hype the technology, with Andy Serkis as the ape who started it all. 


Primatologists, professors and filmmakers gathered at CalTech in Pasadena this past Thursday to discuss 20th Century Fox’s new film Rise of the Planet of the ApesApes director Rupert Wyatt headlined a panel that included visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri, Diane Fossey Foundation representative Clare Richardson and CalTech professor of philosophy Steve R. Quartz, as well as actor Andy Serkis via Skype from London. Their discussion centered around Fox’s re-imagining of their venerable Planet of the Apes franchise, the role of motion capture technology in the film, and its implications on the status of the great apes in our world today.


Continued at Collider.com. Click here.

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