We Made Our Own Lion King RebootFeb 23, 2020
hi my name is clinton jones and this is my audition tape for the next
kingremake uh whenever possible oh i don't have high hopes for this video so as many of you know i'm passionate about it being a physical actor is so much fun for me it's so exciting i played chatbot in high school video games i played the robot in boston dynamics videos i love to move and be goofy and goofy and all that now it hurts me not to see more physical actors in hollywood you know jim carrey i haven't seen jim carrey not a delivery one minute jackie chan where have you been charlie chaplin it's been too long but i've noticed one thing i think the more physical actors right now are doing motion capture work and honestly cant compete with the big players in hollywood right now andy circus you know you saw it and the planet of the apes perfectly took on the guise of a chimpanzee benedict cumberbatch as shema smag he was a perfect dragon you saw him in florida or he was coming in right i don't know how they translated the movement to the dragon but it was cool it was cool there is a pattern there is a very specific pattern here and i think they are animals i need to do some animals to really diversify my capture of real motion my physical acting reel i watched the new
kingtrailer and was blown away with how good those animals look its the gold standard for cg animals right now they look too real its crazy if i can put on a motion capture suit and recreate my own versions of simba rafiki, even if i had to get close to the look and feel of those animals that could take my motion capture reel to the next level, i would not only become the lion king but what would be the king of motion capture watch out andy i'm coming for you we're doing a lion king video we have to do some fan service here let's do some scenes q ue are really recognizable and will give you a good chance to mocap the pride rock celebration above little simba scene i It's super iconic we should definitely start with that wait wait wait wait just without even hearing this yeah watching the beginning of the circle of life.
I don't have high hopes for this video. just prancing around a bit, you have to do the head bob and the little guy in the front just says this scene will show the diversity of animals that Clint can portray because we have a meerkat, a boar and a lion. I got the third. thing here we go i want to see the first scene here's the third scene i'm just looking for a tear this is what we're not doing facial motion capture clowns i haven't picked the models yet i know clint wants to do something really dramatic i just want to make sure So let's lower our expectations here because again, the motion capture suit doesn't capture facial movement, so if Clint picks a scene that's too intense, it might not take place, but I don't want to stop him. .
Do your homework. You have to study these animals, guys, Benedict Cumberbatch, based on his performance. He would say that he spent at least 24 to 48 hours researching dragons. Half of that was Skyrim. it was a good combination i have to do the same job guys i have to do the same amount of time i have to study all these animals i need to study their limitations their quirks all these things go together to bring the animal to life right male lion? africa hd 30 seconds thats all i need i studied with eric morris who has been teaching acting for over half a century i would run these jamborees as an acting camp the last one i did was animals you play an animal you watch a animal you are facing. its characteristics you become the animal so you can incorporate some of those animal traits into your performance before you go subtle you have to go 100 you have to go all in you know you had 12 to 15 actors in a room all just acting animals ad working in animals and it looked like a madhouse so i'm going to work on a few different animals for the next hour here by the time i get back to the studio and put on that suit i won't go in as clint i'll go in as simba as timon pumbaa rafiki and we'll knock it out of the park that's not it's like clint is jumping like an animal he thinks he's an animal but he's not an animal ok this is where all this fantasy and imagination and all this meets reality it all comes down now to making him an animal ok so how the hell do you do that?
What the hell does that mean? But seriously think about a person acting like a tiger and then turning them into a tiger using that actual acting what is your paw supposed to be? the proportions of a tiger are totally different what am I going to do with the motion capture data of a human this is what people don't think they think it's easy i think it's ok just because i acted like a dragon just drag and releases a dragon in his body. I have to take the motion capture data from Clint and the performance of him and somehow put that into an animal body.
How the hell do you do that? I feel a lot of pressure, I feel like he could be giving us the best animal performance anyone has ever seen, but if I can't realize that dream and realize what he's doing in a visual way, then all that talent is going to go to waste on my weed. it's chillin' what's up folks omg you're probably wondering why I don't have any clothes on and that's the second thing I'm wondering and that's because today's sponsor is privacy.com now with privacy.com my online shopping is so secure i don't need privacy anymore in real life it's not for me this is going to be like a thing it's going to be like a normal thing it's not a clinton thing it's a way of life it's the same as privacy.com you see with all the online purchases you make that online retailer now has your credit car d info and if they get hacked you get hacked with privacy.com it uses military grade encryption and then uses virtual cards with fictitious numbers to ensure that the Your real card information is never shared.
The site itself does not have your number, only you will. It's not the way it's supposed to be when you're done, Jake, can you pull out a chair? This is Clint's chair, not Jake. life, i just wanted to tell you that all you have to do, clint, is go to privacy.com. thanks jake shoot him buddy are we putting too much on him? I think all these brands are coming to your mind. I'll be ready to go here. What is the first scene? I'm so worried about this, so I'm very excited about this. nedict cumbers andy circus clinton jones is just as good as them i just dont know if im as good as the other visual effects artists this is going to look so good mate but you cant trade a team of 200 visual effects artists for sam sam would be the last person to say i don't know about this oh no we're just doing janky lion king naturally as an actor i would like to work on the dramatic scene you know so i can know. warm up while i go as clint i think we're ready to do this motion capture are you auditioning right now? the cliff which is probably the white tape which is the edge of the clip ok here we go i'm going to record this clint you got a take give it all i'm ready capturing sync clap clint very good acting ok first good job mate thanks let's make you back a lion cub And in character, this is going to be great, okay Simba, just don't bite me or anything, look what you do is pretend your father has passed away and you're standing on his coffin and you're going to tell him all the things.
You wish you had done it with him when he was alive, but now it's too late. Now its too late. I don't know. I think this will cause it to break. on daddy somebody somebody help help okay let's do one more one more one more I need you to turn your performance knob up to like 11 okay bad don't use it okay take a breather , clint, you have one more chance, the idea is that you impersonate an animal you take on its characteristics you become the animal you have to go one hundred percent one more chance here yeah yeah daddy daddy come on let's go home daddy come on somebody help somebody any friend friend that was the only friend friend that's a recap scene two scene two baby you did it that was awesome now yeah Guys have ever had an out of body experience that's just a fraction of what it feels like to finally i had done it transcended my human form just a mere flash of time i was simba king of the animals oh man thats a wrap thats a wrap i am a king liar 3.
Thats a good audition tape. If I've ever seen one, I appreciate it. go and i'm so excited so excited to see the final result i'm ready to make these lion manes if we're going to get clinton into the third remake of the lion king we need to show you guys a good glimpse of the final product here so i decided to help the guys with some hair simulations which means i had to learn styling this afternoon when you style in the shows it basically creates little lines and these lines are kind of like the guide hairs and then when you process it it fills in all the hairs intermediates so that you're just working with a manageable number of things, then I'm figuring out how to do all the physics and stuff, so that when it moves, the hair bounces, moves and bumps into things and then makes it look pretty, I think I'm close enough for this project. so i learned how to comb hair works great for grass too.
I'm doing rock pride. I've got hair for grass and I've applied a bit of turbulence to all the waves in the wind so you know it's your basic, very, very basic fried rock. but you know what happens when you apply displacement textures to it, oh it looks so good it starts to look really good. add all this extra texture you can go up both it's going to look really crazy you see all these rocks sticking out it adds more detail and more polygonal detail to its surface like it's actually changing the shape of the model and it makes it look like you spend a lot of time really modeling rocks very happy with that nico just said the mocap looks pretty good and i have to agree the mocap suit worked great and also the actor wearing this suit did great yeah , i did my best i am trying to figure out the best way to translate their emotions into these animals there are a couple of methods and this is method one this is the pet method so here is the other method instead of using the actual bones of clint or refocusing clint's performance into baboon proportions but wait it doesn't look too bad it's pretty good yeah dude yeah I think the consensus is this is the best version um yeah yeah Is a p head in the right direction.
I don't want to ruin your performance and believe me it goes much better when you have long flowing hair all over your body ok I hope so I know I'm just destroying them but these are some incredibly high quality mods. Els from turbosquid.com should obviously take a look at them, thanks to them there is a central problem within all of this, which is that, as if he doesn't know how to do it, he looks like a lion that just stepped out of a bath of acid. like it's fucking over I don't know how to do it I'm making tutorials as fast as I can here we only have a day or two to work on this and I have to move on to other projects after this this is stressing me out because I'm actually trying if i get this right i'm going to make it work i'll make it work for clint you figured it out good man that looks pretty good you're running around each one requires a whole new method to manipulate basically i need to manipulate these animals as if they were humans, the challenge is that its proportions are not human. and if i make them human proportions it won't look like an animal it will look like a man wearing a suit or a furry each model is not in a human pose i basically need to put these animals on a t-post standing on their two feet with arms outstretched so I'm using soft selection tools to smoothly reshape the animals like basically christ- like figures that's the real challenges here you're going to need a wall here man cause I can't help but look and see what you're going through .
I'm going to have the most natural gut reaction you've ever had and we're going to put it on camera maybe maybe to make it work better I'll put it on my side that's pretty cool okay you can see my reactions pal dean check this out this clint is going to have like a personal oh my gosh man it was the acting good acting is on point man it's alright cause I can't see anything cause you put that tarp up hey I want to show you something we worked real hard on this it's what you've been doing. all week see this flag here i worked so hard on this i literally put a black flag here so clint can't look at my monitors until now i present to you his motion capture performance reel, I just want to say that this is like Christmas coming early. year so thanks sam really appreciate it excited for you clint hi my name is clinton jones and this is my audition hi my name is clinton jones and this is my audition tape for the next lion king remake whenever that is me yeah wow that was super intense and your acting obviously stood outmanifest was great next up is your musical number you'll love it done clint is playing these three animals btw so you got the turn there you go that was the special nico did you do these environments?
Actually, yeah, they're absolutely nice, thank you, but guys, it's not about my surroundings, it's about Clinton's performance. I'm just setting the stage for the star to shine. ow When we have another one there's another one this is the sad one so I remember this scene you described earlier as the good one you only see dad come on anyone that's actually your voice that's my voice it's still a bit sad oh man hire this man. it's pretty amazing as you can see as clint's real movement this is actually clint's mocap i didn't tamper or revive him or do anything like the main g main the main doesn't look that good there's too much hair for this to render in time, so I think the hairs are split in the middle and it looks a bit weird.
You are such a diverse and dramatic character actor. I try. I give it all It's what we spent all week working on. mufasa or whatever his name looks like here simba actually doesn't look that bad it's still really bad but cinematic dude i'm going to work on my meerkat a little bit more and focus on that because i think it kind of feels right to me so yeah I You are one of the 45 percent of people who are not subscribed to this channel. I mean, wow, make sure you hit that subscribe button. It was a crazy week making this and thanks for watching and joining us through that process because we'll leave you with the final product here enjoy hmm great dad dad come on whatever
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