The ceiling of the room in which the camera is used is fitted with sensors to triangulate the camera's position in all three axis to with in one mm. The camera can then be used to "film" the existing animation and can even electronically "cue" the virtual actors. The camera is cabled so the cameraman can walk, run and move in any direction allowing him to move naturally through the virtual world, following the action as it unfolds and recording the camera's movement so as to give a perfectly realistic feel to the hand-held shots. It's really an amazing piece of technology. I wonder if it will give rise to more work for our human camera people. That could create some very interesting animation techniques.
Edited by James Steven Beverly, 03 July 2009 - 03:22 AM.