Thursday, May 10, 2012

Computers Make Me Angry. Mortal Kombat Doesn't

Seeing as it is the perfectly worst time for it to do so, my computer decided to start freezing for absolutely no reason.  At this point I'm thinking it is probably some kind of hard drive failure or mother board problem.  Either way, just a major pain in the ass.  If its the hard drive, maybe it will have a nice cleansing effect to just restart.  What with CS6 being out and my free upgrade codes coming next week (some weird loophole in the deal), starting with a fresh hard drive might be the way to go.  At least that's what I'm telling myself.

Outside of that small catastrophe, I came across an original promo video for Mortal Kombat 1 (above).  I had already seen the videos for 2 and 3 in the past, but this was the first time I'd seen any of the capture footage that was used for the game.  Pretty interesting how they worked out camera positioning and working out the poses.  Also, I had always assumed they probably moved slower to eliminate motion blur.  This was mainly because of any interview I read with the co-creator of the Street Fighter The Movie game where he mentioned that their capture card moved too slow so they had to have all the actors move in slow motion.  Its a pretty interesting read if you have the time.  A lot of good tidbits on how they solved certain problems, which actors were difficult to work with, and the technology they worked with at the time.

Read that interview here (All contained within forum posts): Street Fighter The Movie Broke My Heart

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