This page explores the opinion surrounding motion captured acting, highlighting how actors in this field are often overlooked for Oscar nominations. By focusing on the divide between movies driven by spectacle (i.e. the story is told by directors) and movies driven by narrative (i.e. the story is told by actors) the article questions whether motion captured actors should be recognized with their own Oscar category, exploring the actors' part as the "author" of these roles.
In discussing the technology behind the movie "Avatar", director James Cameron discusses the concept of the uncanny valley, an emotional bridge between a human performer and a digital character. Although audiences do not have to believe the figure is "real" being, they should believe that the character is a fully emotional one. To achieve this, the movie applies special "head rigs", in which a camera is attached to an actor's head in order to capture the "emotionality" of a specific moment.