Motion capture and videography at the Oscars

Posted: February 10, 2012 in Uncategorized
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The nominations for the Oscars are out but what happened to the digitally enhanced category? The highest grossing movie of all time, Avatar, was snubbed when it wasn’t nodded for Best Picture and the trend continues. Computer graphics and motion capture seem to be all the hype in the mainstream, but when it comes to getting acknowledged for something new and game changing, these movies are getting brushed under the carpet.

With movies like Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin, motion capture was the basis of the movie making process. Although they were incredible in their own ways, the Academy didn’t seem to think they were worth Oscar’s time.

“For whatever reason, boomer-age people, older Gen X-ers [in the Academy] are threatened by it,” journalist and Hollywood Elsewhere writer Jeff Wells told MTV News. “They feel on some level that they’re going to be lost, that they’re going to be digitally wiped out in the future.”

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