You Never Knew How Much CGI These Shows and Movies Really Used

The Irishman

Martin Scorcese's three-and-a-half-hour epic The Irishman wasn't the first movie to de-age actors using CGI, but it certainly is the best. The $140-million Netflix production pioneered a new type of set-up to achieve the monumental feat—a combination of groundbreaking AI software, motion-capture technology, and an experimental three-camera rigging system. These technological breakthroughs have paved the way for a new type of filmmaking.


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