Video: Andy Serkis on Rise of the Planet of the Apes with no CGI

January 16, 2012 No comments exist

Twentieth Century Fox and the team behind Rise of the Planet of the Apes  really want to get Andy Serkis a best supporting actor nomination for his excellent motion capture work on the movie.  HitFlix had the “pleasure of moderating a conversation with Andy Serkis, director Rupert Wyatt and supervising sound supervisors Chuck Michael and John Larsen.”

Here is a quote via HitFlix from Serkis:

“I mean, when I did ‘Lord of the Rings’ I was still acting on film sets where the performance was filmed, but I had to then go away and reshoot the performance capture separately, whereas, with say ‘Rise of the Apes’ I’m being filmed on the performance capture cameras at the same time as James is being filmed on the live action cameras and so there is absolutely no disconnect, which makes it a lot easier to understand.  I mean the fact of the matter is I’ve always said that performance capture is not a form or a genre of acting.  It’s a technology.”

Check out the video below. What do you think? Comment below.