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20th May '16 7:07:40 AM erforce
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* Some of the ghosts in the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' series are animated this way.

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* Some of the ghosts in the ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' series are animated this way.
1st May '16 5:14:43 AM erforce
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* The third and fourth ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies have skeletonized robots done as this.

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* The third [[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines third]] and fourth [[Film/TerminatorSalvation fourth]] ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies have skeletonized robots done as this.
27th Feb '16 4:19:01 AM SutairuMasuta
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* Creator/RobertZemeckis has directed three films with all-Serkis Folk casts: ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' (especially Grendel), and ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009''. He also produced the Serkis Folk-starring ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' and ''Film/MarsNeedsMoms''. At least two of these films feature examples where actors are Serkused to the point where they're unrecognizable. The lead character in Beowulf, depicted as a muscular superhero, was played by a 50-something character actor; in Polar Express, Tom Hanks played several characters, one of which was a young boy. Beowulf also provides a case of Serkusing and InkSuitActor: Creator/AngelinaJolie was pregnant when she shot the film, but was able to appear in a nude scene thanks to being (otherwise photo-accurately) Serkused. The same can also (shudder) be said of Anthony Hopkins in the same film.

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* Creator/RobertZemeckis has directed three films with all-Serkis Folk casts: ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' (especially Grendel), and ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009''. He also produced the Serkis Folk-starring ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' and ''Film/MarsNeedsMoms''. At least two of these films feature examples where actors are Serkused to the point where they're unrecognizable. The lead character in Beowulf, depicted as a muscular superhero, was played by a 50-something character actor; in Polar Express, Tom Hanks played several characters, one of which was a young boy.boy, while in the Christmas Carol, Gary Oldman was able to portray Bob Cratchit and the ghost of Jacob Marley. Beowulf also provides a case of Serkusing and InkSuitActor: Creator/AngelinaJolie was pregnant when she shot the film, but was able to appear in a nude scene thanks to being (otherwise photo-accurately) Serkused. The same can also (shudder) be said of Anthony Hopkins in the same film.
26th Feb '16 8:50:23 PM KingClark
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** While ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' largely returns to on-set practical effects, two notable characters are performance-captured: Creator/AndySerkis himself as Supreme Leader Snoke, and Creator/LupitaNyongo as Maz Kanata. Both characters are too out-of-scale to be portrayed by on-set actors; Snoke appears as an enormous hologram, while Maz is about the size of Yoda.

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** While ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' largely returns to on-set practical effects, two notable characters are performance-captured: Creator/AndySerkis himself as Supreme Leader Snoke, and Creator/LupitaNyongo as Maz Kanata. Both characters are too out-of-scale to be portrayed by on-set actors; Snoke appears as an enormous hologram, Snoke's physical proportions are vastly unusual to the point where he couldn't be created practically, while Maz is about the size of Yoda.
24th Feb '16 4:03:25 PM nombretomado
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* The Comicbook/IncredibleHulk in [[Film/{{Hulk}} both]] [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk movies]] (in the first one, director Ang Lee himself provided the motion capture), and also in ''Film/TheAvengers'', with motion capture provided by Banner's actor Creator/MarkRuffalo. Serkis actually worked with Ruffalo on his performance in the sequel ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. Funnily enough, Serkis plays Ulysses Klaue, who is ''not'' a CG creation. ''Age of Ultron'' also has Creator/JamesSpader using this technique to portray the [[ComicBook/{{Ultron}} titular villain]].

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* The Comicbook/IncredibleHulk in [[Film/{{Hulk}} both]] [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk movies]] (in the first one, director Ang Lee himself provided the motion capture), and also in ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', with motion capture provided by Banner's actor Creator/MarkRuffalo. Serkis actually worked with Ruffalo on his performance in the sequel ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. Funnily enough, Serkis plays Ulysses Klaue, who is ''not'' a CG creation. ''Age of Ultron'' also has Creator/JamesSpader using this technique to portray the [[ComicBook/{{Ultron}} titular villain]].
28th Dec '15 2:59:02 AM Raimar
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* Most video games nowadays feature motion capture for movement, and specially for the cut scenes.


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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' was made entirely using motion capture, at least for humans.
23rd Dec '15 12:34:35 PM HeraldAlberich
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** In addition to Gollum, Andy Serkis portrayed Film/KingKong in [[Film/KingKong2005 2005 remake]] (as well as the live-action character Lumpy), and an intelligent chimp named Caesar in ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' and ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' (which also feature motion capture gorillas, orangutans and bonobos in addition to chimpanzees).

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** * In addition to Gollum, Andy Serkis portrayed Film/KingKong in [[Film/KingKong2005 2005 remake]] (as well as the live-action character Lumpy), and an intelligent chimp named Caesar in ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' and ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' (which also feature motion capture gorillas, orangutans and bonobos in addition to chimpanzees).chimpanzees). He now specializes in this form of acting, even founding his own studio, The Imaginarium, which provides MotionCapture expertise to film and TV productions.



** Jar Jar Binks in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' was the first entirely CGI major character to be blended with live-action actors. Actor Ahmed Best acted on set wearing a Jar Jar hat for the benefit of the other actors, and was superimposed over by the CGI. The actor also wore a perfect replica of Jar Jar's clothes, which, weirdly, were also replaced by C.G.I. This is because they were originally planning on just replacing the actor's head with CGI, and not the rest of the body. This was later changed as it was easier to just make the whole character from scratch, rather than stick a CGI head on existing footage. There are a few shots where Jar Jar's face isn't visible so it was cheaper to go with the live-action Best. After learning that it was easier to create Jar Jar entirely in CGI, George Lucas grumpily said, "So I just spent $10,000 on a costume that I don't need."
** Most of the non-Human Aliens in the prequels, as well as most of the droids and the clone warriors while in uniform.
** [[http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/star-wars-7-exclusive-andy-serkis-talks-script-jj-abrams-more/ Andy Serkis himself is slated to play a character that utilizes the motion-capture process in]] ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
* Davy Jones (played by a CG Bill Nighy) and the crew of the Flying Dutchman in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' and ''At World's End'', in their "monster" forms, with the exception of Bill Turner (Stellan Skarsgård, who was the only one who actually had to wear makeup and prosthetics instead of motion-capture gear). Also, Barbossa and his crew in their moonlit undead forms in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.''

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** Jar Jar Binks in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' was the first entirely CGI major character to be blended with live-action actors. Actor Ahmed Best acted on set wearing a Jar Jar hat for the benefit of the other actors, and was superimposed over by the CGI. The actor also wore a perfect replica of Jar Jar's clothes, which, weirdly, which were also replaced by C.G.I. This is because they CGI--they were originally planning on just replacing the actor's head with CGI, head, and not the rest of the body. This was later changed as body, but it was turned out to be easier to just make the whole character from scratch, rather than stick a CGI head on existing footage. There are a few shots where Jar Jar's face isn't visible visible, so it was cheaper to go with the live-action Best. After learning that it was easier to create Jar Jar entirely in CGI, George Lucas grumpily said, "So I just spent $10,000 on a costume that I don't need."
** Most of the non-Human Aliens non-human aliens in the prequels, as well as most of the droids and all of the clone warriors while in uniform.
uniform, are CGI.
** [[http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/star-wars-7-exclusive-andy-serkis-talks-script-jj-abrams-more/ Andy Serkis While ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' largely returns to on-set practical effects, two notable characters are performance-captured: Creator/AndySerkis himself as Supreme Leader Snoke, and Creator/LupitaNyongo as Maz Kanata. Both characters are too out-of-scale to be portrayed by on-set actors; Snoke appears as an enormous hologram, while Maz is slated to play a character that utilizes about the motion-capture process in]] ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
size of Yoda.
* Davy Jones (played by a CG Bill Nighy) Creator/BillNighy) and the crew of the Flying Dutchman in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' and ''At World's End'', in their "monster" forms, with the exception of Bill Turner (Stellan Skarsgård, who was the only one who actually had to wear makeup and prosthetics instead of motion-capture gear). Also, Barbossa and his crew in their moonlit undead forms in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl.''



* For probably the first time in his career, Doug Jones did this in ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer''.[[note]]It might not be the last, either - Doug's currently starring as [[TheSlenderManMythos the]] [[WebVideo/MarbleHornets Operator]] in a bigtime movie.[[/note]]

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* For probably the first time in his career, Doug Jones did this in ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer''.[[note]]It might not be the last, either - Doug's either--Doug's currently starring as [[TheSlenderManMythos the]] [[WebVideo/MarbleHornets Operator]] in a bigtime movie.[[/note]]



* A couple of monsters in ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek 2009.]]''

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* A couple of monsters in ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek 2009.]]''''Film/StarTrek'' (2009).



* The Comicbook/IncredibleHulk in [[Film/{{Hulk}} both]] [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk movies]] (in the first one, director Ang Lee himself provided the motion capture), and also in ''Film/TheAvengers'', with motion capture provided by Banner's actor Creator/MarkRuffalo. Serkis actually worked with Ruffalo on his performance in the sequel ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. Funnily enough, Serkis plays Ulysses Klaue, who is ''not'' a CG creation.
** ''Age of Ultron'' also has Creator/JamesSpader using this technique to portray the [[ComicBook/{{Ultron}} titular villain]].
* Dobby and Kreacher from ''Film/HarryPotter'' (in the seventh film, they even decided to put stand-ins in the set instead of having actors acting with the empty).

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* The Comicbook/IncredibleHulk in [[Film/{{Hulk}} both]] [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk movies]] (in the first one, director Ang Lee himself provided the motion capture), and also in ''Film/TheAvengers'', with motion capture provided by Banner's actor Creator/MarkRuffalo. Serkis actually worked with Ruffalo on his performance in the sequel ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. Funnily enough, Serkis plays Ulysses Klaue, who is ''not'' a CG creation.
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creation. ''Age of Ultron'' also has Creator/JamesSpader using this technique to portray the [[ComicBook/{{Ultron}} titular villain]].
* Dobby and Kreacher from ''Film/HarryPotter'' (in [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows the seventh film, film]], they even decided to put stand-ins in the set instead of having actors acting with the empty).
14th Dec '15 7:20:26 PM WillBGood
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** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Anthony Hopkins was PREGNANT?!]]
3rd Dec '15 2:33:38 PM DeisTheAlcano
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** [[http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/star-wars-7-exclusive-andy-serkis-talks-script-jj-abrams-more/ Andy Serkis himself is slated to play a character that utilizes the motion-capture process in]] ''Film/StarWars7''.

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** [[http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/star-wars-7-exclusive-andy-serkis-talks-script-jj-abrams-more/ Andy Serkis himself is slated to play a character that utilizes the motion-capture process in]] ''Film/StarWars7''.''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
2nd Dec '15 2:37:47 PM Smeagol17
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* Creator/BenedictCumberbatch voiced as well as provided (references for) motion capture for the dragon Smaug in Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/TheHobbit''. Andy also returned as Gollum in [[Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney the first film]]. The three trolls, the Great Goblin and Azog are also CGI characters created by motion capture.

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* Creator/BenedictCumberbatch voiced as well as provided (references for) motion capture for the dragon Smaug in Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/TheHobbit''. Andy also returned as Gollum in [[Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney the first film]]. The three trolls, the Great Goblin and Goblin, Azog and Bolg are also CGI characters created by motion capture.
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