For those fans hoping for less or next to no CGI for the new Terminator movie then prepare for motion capture AVATAR style. New IMDb listings reveal more of the stunt crew and (damn the word) Mocap-Viz is appearing A LOT!
Freddy Bouciegues … stunt coordinator
Bryce Branagan … Stunt rigger: Mocap-Viz
Jimmy Chhiu … stunts
Christopher Clements … Stunts: Mocap-Viz
Wayne Dalglish … stunts
Jayson Dumenigo … Stunt Rigging Coordinator
Tim Garris … stunt rigger
Micah Karns … stunts
Katie O’Donovan … Stunts: Mocap-Viz
Jade Quon … Stunts: Mocap-Viz
Joe Ross … Asst. Stunt Rigging Coordinator
Philip J Silvera … Supervising Stunt Coordinator
Amy Sturdivan … Stunts: Mocap-Viz
Aaron Toney … Stunts: Mocap-Viz – Danny Dyson?
Thomas Vu … Stunt rigger: Mocap-Viz
Wikipedia description of Motion Capture AKA as MoCap:
Motion capture (Mo-cap for short) is the process of recording the movement of objects or people. It is used in military, entertainment, sports, medical applications, and for validation of computer vision and robotics. In filmmaking and video game development, it refers to recording actions of human actors, and using that information to animate digital character models in 2D or 3D computer animation. When it includes face and fingers or captures subtle expressions, it is often referred to as performance capture. In many fields, motion capture is sometimes called motion tracking, but in filmmaking and games, motion tracking usually refers more to match moving.
The viz (visual) part of the Mocap-(VIZ) potentially could stand for pre-viz/pre-visual- obviously you can capture a stunt person’s performance on green screen or on set.
We know that Tim Miller is pre-visualising some scenes, which overall could be choreographing sequences/action in the movie or contributing towards visual effects shots later on- after pre-production is over.
Yes, motion capture is what brings Avatar to life and the most recent Planet of the Apes films; maybe Andy Serkis will be playing the next Terminator villain since he’s the Mo-Cap god.
We do know that an Hispanic stuntman is being sought out to possibly play the new villain,- this was an exciting prospect to have a Terminator to do some stunts without needing CG, if the motion capture is just for prep work that is completely fine but if production is going to be heavily reliant on motion capture and heavy CG we are personally not going to be happy.
We still worry about the next Terminator movie but on the positive side it is nice to see tons of prep work going into this movie and hopefully the viz work is prepping for mostly real stunts, that would be very cool if that is the case. Hopes are also high for some imaginative, authentic practical sets by production designer Sonja Klaus.
Let us know your thoughts on CG Vs Practical Effects and which medium you would prefer to see in Terminator 6 in the comments below….