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Expensive, difficult, slightly dangerous, not particularly effective... I'm on a roll.
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Use the process CGI actors use today to record segments for
special effects movies (i.e. capturing the entire range of motions
for their body and emotions of their face.
Then, use the captured data to power animatronic robots in the
likeness of the performer -- whether in a few key roles, or
eventually for all performances.
No more having to settle for the second cast or third cast in any
performance, on Broadway or anywhere else in the world.
||I had an idea a few years ago (about 8) for acoustic motion
capture, and I only just found it again yesterday, written in
a tatty broken molestine. I'd forgetted all about that.
wouldn't have worked, but acoustic mocap (acomocap)
would have build a 3d acoustic topology by collecting
underpants, and then it works. Unless I wrote more that
||[+] an interesting bridge to sci-fi autonomous avatars. Though, a bit disappointing it didn't concern zombie Muppets.
||... and eventually no more having to settle for actors who
are dead, or too old for a particular role, or who've gone
||Eventually Hollywood will probably demand
actors/actresses sign their likeness rights over upon
death so they can be seamlessly recreated with flawless
recreation of gestures, posture, facial expression and
diction in future roles, in perpetuity.
||Part of me actually wants this, missing great actors now
passed, and the other part shudders. <shrug>