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Animated Actors: Oscar Worthy?

Some argue 'Avatar' stars deserve nominations, too

(Newser) - Despite nine Oscar nominations, Avatar actors got snubbed—and some speculate it’s due to their “animated” looks on-screen. Performance capture is much more than animation, argue some, who say actors like Zoe Saldana should be recognized for their performances. “I like to think of it as digital... More »

Motion-Capture Christmas Carol Hits Wrong Notes

Spirit's there, but critics split on wow-factor of evolving tech

(Newser) - Most critics express a hearty "humbug" for Robert Zemeckis' motion-capture version of A Christmas Carol, starring Jim Carrey. A sampling:
  • "It's a heartwarmer that doesn't have much of a heart itself," Michael O'Sullivan writes in the Washington Post, "populated by figures that are halfway between Wii
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Billboards Reach Out and Almost Touch Someone

New billboards watch, interact with passers-by

(Newser) - Imagine a world where billboards watch you, react to your movements and invite you to interact with them. That world is pretty much here, reports MIT Technology Review. State-of-the-art motion-capture cameras in new Samsung billboards should provide all the interactivity of a touch screen—without any of the touching. The... More »

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