Sunday, January 27, 2013

Motion Test for 'Mama' Shows the Incredible Contortion Talents of Javiar Botet

One of the reasons why I liked the ghost of "Mama" is that the only CG used in the monster's design is the hair, which flows as though it is underwater.

Today I came across a video of the motion test of Javier Botet contorting his body quite creepily to fantastic effect. It's easy to see now why there was no need for computer graphics to be used to create the otherworldly motions of the jealous ghost. Only wires were used to help him hold his limbs at crazy angles while he moved.

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