Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Brother Tap

1 comment:

PG said...

I worked with Savion Glover between 2003 and 2006 on the film Happy Feet. We motion captured Savion with his legs and feet computer scaled read as those of the hero penguin Mumble.

Mumble's top half was captured using a variety of other (non tap) dancers, so despite it being an animation his taps were recorded in perfect sync with the flippers of the animated Mumble ie his tap shoes were concurrently captured as flippers. Sync sound in animation has since become common (Avatar)

Savion was a jazz drummer but found he could drum faster and with more articulation with his feet, so he ditched his drums. Genius.