Online test reveals if humans instinctively understand apes

If youíre a filmmaker trying to bring fantastic characters to life with the most realistic, lifelike performances possible, youíre probably going to want to talk to Joe Letteri. The longtime visual effects supervisor has been working with computer-generated characters going all the way back to James Cameronís The Abyss. As part of WETA Digital, he helped the director bring the Naívi to life in 2009ís Avatar. Peruse Letteriís filmography, and itís hard to find a film he worked on that didnít break significant new ground in one form or another. Over the past six years, heís been part of the Planet of the Apes trilogy, which hasnít just used CG characters to surprise and awe audiences, but to carry the increasingly complex emotional weight... Continue reading…

Online test reveals if humans instinctively understand apes

An online experiment to investigate whether humans can understand the meaning of ape gestures has been created by researchers at the University of St Andrews.

Thu 20 Jul 17 from Phys.org

War for the Planet of the Apes is a genuinely satisfying morality tale

The righteous apes are back, for great justice.

Fri 14 Jul 17 from Arstechnica

Planet of the Apes movement coach Terry Notary on the secret to the films' stunning performances

Planet of the Apes movement choreographer and actor Terry Notary says playing an ape takes strong legs and an ability to reach a kind of effortless, meditative state. If performers ...

Fri 14 Jul 17 from The Verge

War for the Planet of the Apesí Terry Notary Talks Playing Ape and Being Human

While Andy Serkis gets a ton of (deserved) praise for his portrayal of Caesar in the Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy, he’s far from the only actor doing amazing work in these […] The ...

Fri 14 Jul 17 from Geek.com

The Space-Age Origins of 'Planet of the Apes'

Fri 14 Jul 17 from SPACE.com

MovieBob Reviews: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

Is War For The Planet of The Apes good? It’s very good – all but guaranteed to be among the very best films of the Summer. What’s it about? Our story picks up […] The ...

Wed 12 Jul 17 from Geek.com

Four Questions: Could Apes Talk as They Do in the Movies?

“War for the Planet of the Apes,” the latest movie in the enduring “Planet of the Apes” franchise, took the top spot at the box office on its opening weekend and is one ...

Thu 20 Jul 17 from Science Blog

Movie reviews: 'War for the Planet of the Apes' swings into theaters July 14, along with 'The Journey'

We've made it more than half-way through 2017 and we're now more than half-way through the Summer blockbuster season. That means war..."War for the Planet of the Apes," that is. ...

Fri 14 Jul 17 from AXS

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