CNC is thrilled to announce that trailblazing actor/director/producer Andy Serkis will speak at the Cinematic Innovation Summit this Dec 5-6 in Dubai.
Andy is today’s foremost actor in the fast-growing art of performance capture: recording the movements and expressions of performers to create digital characters. His performances rank among the most memorable and acclaimed of this era: the depraved Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit… the giant ape Kong in Jackson’s King Kong… Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin… the revolutionary chimpanzee Caesar in Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Andy has singlehandedly changed the way we think of digital characters. Richard Corliss of Time magazine wrote of Andy’s portrayal of Caesar, “Serkis gives a performance so nuanced and powerful it may challenge the Academy to give an Oscar to an actor who is never seen in the film.” Andy’s co-star in the film, James Franco, wrote on Deadline.com, “Andy Serkis is the undisputed master of the newest kind of acting called performance capture, and it is time that Serkis gets credit for the innovative artist that he is.”
At the Cinematic Innovation Summit, Andy will deliver a keynote address on the future of movies, including what the acting experience may be like in coming decades as human/digital hybrid performances become the norm.
Andy said, “I am very excited to be attending the Cinematic Innovation Summit in Dubai with my business partner Jonathan Cavendish. We have set up the Imaginarium at our studio in London to concentrate on Next Generation Storytelling, and we’re thrilled to meet like-minded people and discuss the future for innovation and new technologies in the world of cinema.”
The Cinematic Innovation Summit is co-produced by CNC and naseba in collaboration with the Dubai International Film Festival. This unique event will project the future of cinematic entertainment. I hope you can join us!