Read this – it will be possible to put actors and makeup artists etc. out of work soon.
Plastic Surgery With a Mouse Click – link below
Reccently, after shooting three episodes of the WGN America drama Salem, an actor in a prominent role left the show for personal reasons. A few years ago, such a major switch would have been a costly debacle requiring expensive reshoots. But “we didn’t have to reshoot at all,” says veteran showrunner Brannon Braga. “We’re replacing his face with a new actor’s face.”
Today, digital face replacement is just one technique at Hollywood’s disposal. Braga regularly uses CG to retouch actors, “whether it’s a pimple, or an actress who has bags under her eyes on that particular day, or painting out a nipple in a sex scene.” When an actress got a nose ring without telling him, his postproduction team removed it at a cost of “tens of thousands of dollars.” Such work can get expensive, but it’s industry standard. “Look, we re-created the whole Library of Alexandria,” he says, referring to his work on the Neil deGrasse Tyson documentary series Cosmos. “Why wouldn’t we get rid of a cookie crumb on Neil’s mustache?”
I have heard that Actors now have enforced ownership of all audition tapes and any prosthetics and body scans (which have totally replaced body casting), the reason is a fear that given a few seconds of close ups, and pirated body files, a computer programme can now animate their outward appearance over a stand in actor in a chroma blue suit.
That is possible. One day – no more actors.
So they can shave 26 years off of Paul Reuben’s face at minimal cost? Perhaps real actors will just disappear from the movie industry. 20 years hence Reuben could still be making movies with the same face he had back in 1990. All it would take to make a blockbuster would be two or three individuals with first rate IT skills. No more location shooting, diva actors, wardrobe departments sets, lighting, extras,etc. Just a couple of computers and some good software will be all you’ll really need.
Yes, that is the future they’re aiming for.
Jim Carrey animating any politicians face for even ten seconds spread out over a five minute video could kill anyone’s career
What? So justin trudeau may actually not be a big fat gay fag?