The Polar Express 3D
Now Playing on Select Dates – Rated G
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth.
This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery.
21 December 2012
Posted in The Polar Express 3D
The Polar Express, released in 2004, pushed the bounds of animation by using motion capture technology to transcribe actors’ movements and gestures onto the digitally crafted models in the movie. The advancement of motion capture technology demonstrated in The Polar Express was pioneered by Sony Pictures Imageworks. Titled “Imagemotion,” this motion capture system simultaneously records facial and body motions of multiple actors at once. It does this by using several motion capture cameras designed to provide 360 degrees of recording coverage.