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    Good Morning Mr. Zemeckis

    Academy Award winning director (and one of the nicest guys in the industry) Robert Zemeckis is currently teaching a graduate course at USC in motion capture focusing on the importance of facial expressions. Zemeckis has spent the past five years working with this filmmaking style and will create and develop projects as part of his recent deal with Walt Disney Pictures.

    Read more on this story at:
    Focusing on the Face: Zemeckis Teaches Mocap at USC
    http://www.vfxworld.com/?sa=adv&code...ticles&id=3250

    Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts
    http://cinema.usc.edu/about/facilities/rzc.htm
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: Good Morning Mr. Zemeckis

    Huh? I love Robert Zemeckis, but "importance of facial expressions"????

    My biggest problem with his film Polar Express was that HE had not mastered this!

    Still, I would love to take this course. I still think Back to the Future is the greatest film of the past 30 years.
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      Re: Good Morning Mr. Zemeckis

      Remember when Zemeckis used to be cool? Polar Express just killed that...
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      and I don't sleep
      Not even in my dreams...
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        Re: Good Morning Mr. Zemeckis

        'Beowulf' could revive your interest. I cannot wait.
        http://www.beowulfmovie.com/
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          Re: Good Morning Mr. Zemeckis

          Originally posted by Sweetie View Post
          Huh? I love Robert Zemeckis, but "importance of facial expressions"????

          My biggest problem with his film Polar Express was that HE had not mastered this!

          Still, I would love to take this course. I still think Back to the Future is the greatest film of the past 30 years.
          Well his process was used with the creation of Davey Jones in POTC 2&3 - Bucheinhiemer had simular concerns, but was blown away by the results...

          They have worked very hard on improving the process since Polar Express... Remember it was new then and not been tried before...
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            Re: Good Morning Mr. Zemeckis

            ^ Weren't we all?! That film won the Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effects this year mainly due to it. 'The Polar Express' was released in 2004. More than a few advances have obviously been achieved since then.
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              Re: Good Morning Mr. Zemeckis

              Originally posted by ALIASd View Post
              'Beowulf' could revive your interest. I cannot wait.
              http://www.beowulfmovie.com/
              You might be right. It looks awesome.
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