The technology of Michael Jackson reborn
By Mike Seymour FXGuide
June 16, 2014
We look at the face of Michael Jackson with exclusive high resolution images from the Billboard Awards hologram and interview with VXF Sup Steven Rosenbaum
Stephen Rosenbaum was tasked with digitally creating one of the world’s most famous performers, Michael Jackson, to promote a new song, Slave To The Rhythm, at the live event of the Billboard Awards. It was a digital performance with excellent facial animation built on a range of technologies from LightStage facial capture to motion capture.
Given the enormous importance of Michael Jackson to music generally and his global reputation for stunning live performances, the job of allowing an audience to once again see him perform brought with it a justifiable amount of pressure. Clearly, after decades of enjoying his performances, the audience knows how Jackson moved, they know how he looked, and literally anything less than stunningly accurate wasn’t going to work ... Read More ..