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Throughout the history of Hollywood, some of our greatest performers and actors never actually get to see their face in front of the camera. Whether it’s Boris Karloff dressed a Frankstein, Jim Hanson hiding behind a Kermit puppet, or Doug Jones dressed to the nines in an intricate outfit, these performers don’t get enough credit for the work they do.
And in today’s modern-day filmmaking, a lot of those practical designs have been replaced with digital motion capture suits. These actors are still on-set — typically wearing large one piece outfits, only to have their whole body erased and replaced with a digital character. With so many movies relying on CG characters and effects, it’s easy for a lot of actors to do just the voices and have everything else done digitally. While actor Alan Tudky is known for his iconic voice in roles for projects like “American Dad”, “Young Justice” and “Frozen”, Tudky also has donned the motion-capture suit on multiple occasions and performed the physical work as well.
One of his most infamous roles may be in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. For the film, Tudky played K-2SO, a tall droid with plenty of personality. The droid could have easily been all CG or featured an enclosed actor like Anthony Daniels in the role of C-3PO, but Tudky donned a motion capture suit and some short stilts to help bring the droid to life and make him feel like a living character on-screen. Because of the motion capture, we are able to feel the presence of the character, especially when it interacts with others — including the improvised slap across the face of Cassian.
Well, today we’re taking a little peek behind the curtain to reveal some of the great actors behind famous CGI characters and give a little insight into the hard work that goes into each performance.
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