2 items from 2010
Normal 0 false false false
The Polar Express, Beowulf, Avatar, Spielberg and Jackson's forthcoming Tintin series. These films all have one thing in common (actually two things - they were all in 3D): they were made utilising motion capture technology.
This basically means that the actors perform before a green screen and the FX bods not only fill in the backgrounds using CG animation, but they also animate over the actors themselves to create new animated characters with the realistic movement of a human (Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings was created in the same way).
The 2D ancestor to this method is called rotoscoping, and is essentially the same thing but uses a traditional hand drawn process instead of CGI. »
"The challenge in doing a Stephen Sondheim show is that the bar is raised so high," says Aaron Lazar, who plays the buffoonish Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm in the Broadway revival of "A Little Night Music." "You want to make Steve happy; you want him to approve. Some great actors have been part of Steve's work. You want to feel you have been cast well."It's a tall order, but no taller than the challenges facing five other singing actors appearing on the Main Stem in productions representing an array of musical genres—from punk rock to rhythm and blues to golden oldies of the 1950s. Lazar, who is a veteran musical-theater performer, says Sondheim's lyrics are so specifically written for each character, "if you lose your place, it's not easy to ad-lib. I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't going over the words to the songs backstage before I go on. »
2 items from 2010
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners