Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles
For decades, Hollywood’s effects wizards have struggled to create convincing CGI human faces. But with films like Avatar and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, USC scientist Paul Debevec has proven it can be done. Ira talks with Debevec and Avatar actor Stephen Lang about how convincing “digital actors” are made, and what Debevec’s success could mean for the future of acting.
Stephen Lang is an actor (Avatar, Gods and Generals) in New York, New York.
Paul Debevec is chief visual officer of the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California in Playa Vista, California.