Fast & Furious 7 Brings Brian O’Conner Back with WETA Digital

Fast and the Furious fans were shocked after the tragic death of Hollywood actor Paul Walker who plays the role of Brian O’Conner and was left with a one troubling question: How are the guys behind the screen going to complete Walker’s character in Furious 7? A frequent question anybody would ask. Director James Wan and the rest of the team decided to pay tribute to his character using CGI approach that brought life to Brian O’Conner in the Furious 7 movie. In cooperation with WETA Digital that was hired to do the task of making the thing happen by transforming old footages of Walker in the previous film into new shots. 629x348xdigital paul walker cgi furious 7.jpg.pagespeed.ic .COphR9GV4L Fast & Furious 7 Brings Brian OConner Back with WETA Digital Many people made their contribution on the project. WETA Digital sought help of four actors with the same body physique and height to Walker for live action scenes. Walker’s two brothers Cody and Caleb decided to volunteer as stand-ins on close-up shots. paul walker 3.jpg.pagespeed.ce .2AVHYue7cm Fast & Furious 7 Brings Brian OConner Back with WETA Digital The body movements of the actors were used as the base layer of Walker’s character using motion capture technology. Live-shot footage was matched to Walker’s CG face. Several effects and warps were also used by WETA Digital to get the perfect depth and tone of the actor’s body. 645x349xpaul walker 1.jpg.pagespeed.ic .Cy2MAi3Zs9 Fast & Furious 7 Brings Brian OConner Back with WETA Digital CGI approach had been the common approach on bringing one’s character back to life. It was not the first for Hollywood filmmakers to utilize such technology. It was also used on Hunger games by director Francis Lawrence and even on Gladiator by Ridley Scott.

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