[May 6th, 2012]
Scooter on CGI
Posted by Michael
He makes his point pretty clear: “puppets are the pioneers who made CG possible.” But it feels a bit like a missed opportunity to just deliver a rant against the computer-based side of things. Even the Muppets need a pinch of CG theses days. And if there is going to be a Dark Crystal 2 (and I plainly refuse to accept that is has been shelved forever) then it can be safely assumed that there will be render farms involved. Given that the Creature Shop’s own reel is heavily CG infused.
So while one can certainly root for felt puppets, feathers, and fedoras around Ms Piggy’s voluptuous neck, Scooter somehow missed the point in the long run. It would have been more interesting to hear something about the way that CG and live puppeteering could be combined.