Interesting article from Newsweek where James Cameron and Peter Jackson interview each other on how technology has impacted film-making.
Nothing too deep here, and a little bit of wishful thinking on both their parts, but it’s worth the read when you consider the impact these two men have had on the effects industry.
The experience of creating a soulful performance is through the eyes: knowing how to rig eyes, how to light for eyes, get the reflections and refractions in the eyes. Of course, we had big-eyed characters, which we did on purpose. We couldn’t accomplish the character we’re doing in Avatar through any kind of makeup means. That’s been explored for 30 years of Star Trek and Star Wars. But I think the thing I hope that the media can convey to audiences is that this is an actor-driven process.