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Digital Acting

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"I like to think of it as digital makeup, not augmented animation," said Spielberg, who is using Cameron's "Avatar" technology in his new movie, "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn." "It's basically the actual performance of the actual actor, and what you're simply experiencing is makeup."

Steven Spielberg

"If you don't have the performance, the rest is dressing," Serkis said. "You can't enhance a bad performance with animation. You can't dial it up, lift the lip or the eyebrow. It has to be right at the core moment. It's the same as conventional shooting." For actors to


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"I like to think of it as digital makeup, not augmented animation," said Spielberg, who is using Cameron's "Avatar" technology in his new movie, "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn." "It's basically the actual performance of the actual actor, and what you're simply experiencing is makeup."

Steven Spielberg

"If you don't have the performance, the rest is dressing," Serkis said. "You can't enhance a bad performance with animation. You can't dial it up, lift the lip or the eyebrow. It has to be right at the core moment. It's the same as conventional shooting." For actors to not recognize "performance capture as acting is bad and disrespectful. It's also Luddite."

Andy Serkis

"Actors need not feel threatened by this change in technology. It doesn’t replace acting, in fact it’s designed to empower the acting and directing process, as opposed to the traditional [computer-generated] animation process, which uses only the actor’s voice, and in which a committee of animators perform the character, operate the camera, and do the lighting."

James Cameron

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