Actor Andy Serkis says viewers don’t understand technology behind role in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

July 6, 2014 3:45 AM

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Actor Andy Serkis says viewers don’t understand technology behind role in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

On set, Andy Serkis and fellow performance-capture actors wear form-fitting Lycra outfits covered in reflective markers. Those reflectors are the points on the body that are picked up by high-tech cameras lining ‘the volume’ where the scene is being shot — a concept Academy voters do not fully appreciate in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Academy voters haven't evolved enough yet to fully appreciate what "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" star Andy Serkis has done with performance capture technology -- or they'd stop monkeying around and give the guy an Oscar nomination.

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