A Happy Medium Between Animation And Live Action.
The blurring of lines between the genres has created opportunities for directors,cinematographers and others to transfer their skills.
When Gore verbinski was directing his upcoming mivie,"Rango",a spaghetti western -like tale set in a desert town overrun by bandits,he did what he typically does:have his principal actors,by Johny Depp and follow east members that include harry dean stanton,Abigail Breslin and Ray winstone ,act out key scenes.
The actors wore western costumers-Deep sported a giant cowboy hat and bandana and wingstone packed a sidearm,They had the usual array of props,including whisky glasses and sawhorses,on a stage at universe that also featured a saloon with a 40-foot-long wooden bar and the requisite swinging doors and even a chuckwagon.
This wasn't run-through for another one of verbinski's big-budget live-action movies.it was all done as part of a 20-day shoot to capture the voice tracks for his forst animated film,"rango",about a chameleon played by Debb with an identify crisis.
In animated movies,actors usually voice the lines of their characters in a recording booth.But verbinski figured he'd draw out more lively dialogue if the actors physically performed their scenes on stage.just like on a live action set.It was just like rehearsing a high school play,said verbinski,best known for directly the first three"Pirates of the caribbean",movies."Why give up on what we do in live action?.
With the extensive use of computer -generated animation,or CG,in movies such the"Pirates"franchise,"Avatar"and"Alice in wonderland",the lines are blurring between live-action and animated pictures in a way that Walt Disney himself could have scarcely imagined.That has created opportunities for directors,cinematography and even production designers to transfer their skills from one medium to another