Underwater Performance Capture Will Be Part of Avatar Sequels 0

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Since James Cameron is currently too busy working on the upcoming Avatar sequels, it has been up to producer Jon Landau to drum up some attention via an update on the status of the Avatar sequels.

According to Landau, Cameron is doing something new for the sequels, including scenes of underwater performance capture:

“We have kept a team of digital artists on from Avatar in order to test how we can create performance capture underwater,” says Landau. “We could simulate water [in computer graphics], but we can’t simulate the actor’s experience, so we are going to capture performance in a tank.

“They are looking at what we did before with reflective markers,” continues Landau, before stressing the importance of, “how we record reference photography so that as we are going through the editorial process and the postproduction workflow, we can see what the actors did and make sure that the final performance up on screen represents that.”

Landau also confirmed that they will “wrap up the story arc of our two main characters”, just in case you’d forgotten there’s a story to be told alongside all the technological bells and whistles.

Via: The Hollywood Reporter