[Movies] Studio Reveals How They Made Ted Appear at Academy Awards
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.25.2013
It was an involved process...
Tippett Studio has given a look behind the curtain to show how Seth MacFarlane's titular character from Ted appear at the Academy Awards last night. The CGI-animated living teddy bear presented the awards for Sound Mixing and Sound Editing alongside Mark Wahlberg. The studio gave IGN the details, telling them:
"For the filming of the segment, a duplicate of the Academy Awards stage was constructed at CBS Studios, with lighting and cameras situated to match the Dolby Theatre set up. The feat involved planning exact camera positions so that the animation, rendered using Dell Precision workstations, would integrate seamlessly on Oscar Night with Wahlberg and the show audience. With five nominees in each category, Tippett artists created 10 different outcomes in just a four-week production schedule. As the winners were unknown before the envelope was opened, Mischer and his team sat at the ready to push the button for the correct winner during the live broadcast."