What’s the next technology that will change the way you watch movies?

By Charlie Jane Anders, io9:

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


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