For the feature film ‘Paul’, the Xsens MVN motion capture solution was used by actor Seth Rogen. Seth provides his voice and movements to the animated alien character named Paul.
“It would be funny if it [Paul] moves as much like me as possible”
“That Xsens MVN suit is really flexible and affordable so we had one here in several sizes. We would set up sessions where animators could jump in the suit and then capture their performances in 3D. You could block things in so quickly and see it on Paul, and get a choreography that the director could buy off on. Sometimes with video reference it’s harder to imagine a person who looks completely different to Paul working in the scene.”
Seth provides his voice and movements to the animated alien character named Paul. Seth donned the Xsens MVN suit and performed the role on-set as a reference for the animation team, allowing them to reflect his nuances and mannerisms onto the titular character.
Double Negative was responsible for all the VFX in the film, their challenge was to create a believable and compelling character performance for the CG alien, Paul.