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.
It's easy to lose sight of how ridiculous our world has become when you're living in it. But when you see the original TRON's reimagined trailer for 2010, all our motifs become shamefully obvious.
About six months ago, Michael Bay approached Digital Domain, the Academy Award winning special effects company behind movies like Benjamin Button, Titanic , and the The Fifth Element, with a last minute request. He needed a closeup. (WARNING: Minor Spoilers Ahead)
"It was really hard, it was really slow, it was really tedious, it was really expensive. And then next time we do it it's going to be less difficult, and less slow and less expensive."