Whoa: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' MoCap Comparison Video
With films like Avatar and The Adventures of Tintin in our past, we've seen some impressive comparisons between motion-capture performance video and the final product completed with visual effects. However, the work on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, hitting theaters later this summer, is one of the most impressive uses of this technology I've ever seen. No, I haven't seen the film, but this short video released by Fox highlighting the performances of Andy Serkis, Toby Kebbell and some of the other ape performers briefly but impressively shows you how much of the actors' actions and performances inform the final shot.
Here's the impressive Dawn of the Planet of the Apes motion-capture comparison from Total Film:
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Besides Serkis, the apes cast includes Judy Greer as Cornelia & Toby Kebbell as Koba. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the sequel to Rupert Wyatt's revival of the sci-fi franchise Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Directing is Matt Reeves, of Let Me In and Cloverfield previously, from a script written by Mark Bomback, Scott Z. Burns, Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. 20th Century Fox has Dawn of the Planet of the Apes scheduled for a 3D release on July 11th this summer.