Motion-capture has totally altered our movie-going experience in just a few years. From the Na’vi to Gollum to Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, our favorite movie characters are increasingly a blend of computer animation and an actor’s real performance.
So what’s next? What’s the technology in the pipeline that’s going to change how you watch movies, as much as mo-cap has? We asked some top visual effects professionals, and here’s what they told us.
Eric Barba, Visual Effects Supervisor, Digital Domain (Academy Award-winner forBenjamin Button):
From my perspective, you have a handful of visionary filmmakers, and those visionary filmmakers are usually what usually allows us — not just in visual effects, in pretty much every art in the movie-making process, that pushes us on to the next plane. And then other directors see that and they follow through, and pretty soon it’s the norm in… Read more