Check out the following Beowulf behind the scenes (BTS) video featuring Robert Zemeckis directing Crispin Glover (Grendel) and Ray Winstone (Beowulf) in the great hall action scene where Grendel loses his arm.
Incidentally, Winstone’s last movie could be Indiana Jones and The kingdom of the Crystal Skull as he is threatening to retire from movie acting. That will be a loss.
Check out all the infrared cameras framed around the capture area – there has got to be 400 or 500 of them! AWESOME3D technology.
Now finally I get to see how 3D performance capture is done in Zemeckis’ world and I find it absolutely intriguing! The BTS is great because you can see how much fun they are having – yet realize the seriousness of what they are trying to achieve. I can’t even count how many computer capture points are plastered on Winestone’s face. Love how they sync Glover’s movements when Winstone is on top of Grendel punching his ear.