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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Captain Scarlet: From Puppets to Pixels


Tara DiLullo looks at the CGI transformation of The New Captain Scarlet, which begins a second season this month on U.K. television.
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- With almost 60 years in the film and television business, legendary British creative producer Gerry Anderson is known for pioneering his own niche of broadcasting history: the marionette television series. From the ‘60s space classic Thunderbirds to Stingray, Fireball and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, children on both sides of the Atlantic have grown up in awe of his singular brand of puppetry that came to be known as Supermarionation. As the producer of 17 television series, most featuring puppets, Anderson has evolved with the business and the technology, expanding his own interests and pursuits into the digital realm. Transitioning his projects to stop-motion, anime and now motion-capture filmmaking, Anderson’s newest hit is the modern day revamp of his previous program, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Created with state of the art CGI artistry, 3D rendering and MoCap technology, The New Captain Scarlet is a visual treat for the digitally savvy kids of the new millennium. Starting its second season on Sept. 3 on U.K. television with 13 brand new episodes, The New Captain Scarlet is allowing Anderson to again create groundbreaking work that is setting the standard for the creation of CGI television. From his office at Pinewoood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, Anderson..............................Read More Inside stuff!!

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