Voice of America: Visual Effects Could Change How Movies are Made

Published: April 9, 2014
Category: News

A Voice of America story on digital technologies in film featured the work of Paul Debevec and the ICT Graphics Lab. Debevec spoke about the challenges of perfecting the human face and the increasing interest in bringing back digtal versions of performers who have passed away. The story noted that ICT researchers worked with Digital Domain to create a performing hologram of a deceased Asian pop star.
“With a ton of data from us and a ton of artistic effort and technical know-how from Digital Domain, they were able to create a singing face of Teresa Teng where she performed not only one of her original songs but two songs that weren’t even written at the time she was alive with Jay Chou,” said Debevec.