IMAGE METRICS ANIMATES BLACK EYED PEAS
Motion Theory produced the video and turned to Image Metrics to animate the stars' faces into fluid and metallic alter-egos.
Mark Kudsi, who served as co-director on the video, noted that Image Metrics' facial animation process doesn't require markers or makeup, allowing them to use footage captured from the original shoot.
Motion Theory provided CG models and video footage of band members performing. Five animators, two trackers and two riggers from Image Metrics rigged the models, conducted performance analysis of the video and then transferred the resulting animation data onto the CG models to produce a total of :73 of facial animation.