Be really good at one or two things, and pretty good at a bunch more | Actor Alex Lehman

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Be really good at one or two things, and pretty good at a bunch more | Actor Alex Lehman

Guest:

Alex Lehman: http://www.alexflehman.com/

Twitter: @AlexFLehman

Highlights:

Alex tells the story of how and why he added motion capture for video games to his already impressive acting CV.

Why does it take an actor to do motion capture? Why not just use a person who is professionally doing those movements?

We get into the differences between traditional acting with an audience where everything is live and you have one take, and using your body to very precisely express movements and feelings through possibly any number of takes.

We talk about how the agency of a video game in some ways conflicts with the fact that the story is often told through pace and timing.

Games:

Super Mario Bros

Subway Surfers

The Last of Us

This War of Mine

[Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons]( http://store.steampowered.com/app/225080/Brothers__A_Tale_of_Two_Sons/)

Limbo

Destiny 2

People:

Andy Serkis

James Gandolfini

Peter Jackson

William Gibson

Nathan Fillion

Mark Hamill

Ernest Hemingway

Kurt Vonnegut

Movies:

Heavenly Creatures

Labyrinth

Willow

TV-series:

The Fugitive

Seinfeld

Links:

William Gibson wrote a script for Alien III (not Aliens): http://www.vulture.com/2017/05/william-gibsons-never-filmed-alien-iii-script-a-history.html

Kurt Vonnegut Quote:

Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies-“God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1889-hello-babies-welcome-to-earth-it-s-hot-in-the-summer


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