Greenscreens and editing tricks didn't cut it for Blades of Glory , so Thomas J. McLean finds out how Rainmaker's new facial performance capture took the gold for this ice skating comedy. Will Ferrell may not know a Lutz from a flutz, and Jon Heder is unlikely to pull off a perfect salchow in competition. Key to film's success was making sure the audience believes at all times that Ferrell and Heder were on the ice executing moves that take real skaters years to learn, let alone master. Greenscreens and editing tricks wouldn't cut it, leading directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck to take on Mark Breakspear of Rainmaker as their visual effects supervisor. Rainmaker started off with a test to see if their techniques would work, and ended up developing a proprietary system that used facial performance capture to create 3D digital faces that could be placed on the body of the doubles who did the actual skating, often replacing the entire head.
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The film, which stars Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, centers on the rivalry between two top American figure skaters who set aside their feud to compete as a pair in the Olympic Winter Games. During the 5-minute clip, Alex and Maia made interesting comments on the prepared scenes from the film, which, they shared, they both saw on the plane to their first Olympics. Entertainment Sports. Support our Journalism with a Contribution Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.
Tbh all I really want is a sequel to Blades of Glory. Jimmy Jr rejoices. External image. So i was just casually singing the title song of Phantom because what else do i do in my spare time? I keep seeing these pics of Harry ice skating and all I keep thinking is wow he sure is giving Chazz Michael Michaels a run for his money. Blades of Glory is such an underrated film.
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