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Conan Capture

Conan O’Brien recently visited ILM where, among other things, he created some motion capture movement. It’s in the second half of the video below:

  • Conan could probably be a motion capture actor if his day job (or rather night job) fails. Watching C3PO doing the string dance is priceless.

  • He actually gets a good performance out of the mocap machine! Amazing. Then again he’s something of a living cartoon to begin with.

  • Conan always delivers with just the right amount of nerd-appreciation inherent in this sort of thing.

  • Quiet_Desperation

    That segment was better than the whole second movie trilogy.

    With the exception of “Anni” getting three limbs burned off by lava, of course. I’m not sure anything is going to beat that.

  • Conan is a titan amongst men

  • Steve Wojcik


    Conan is brilliant. I am sooooo looking forward to him taking Jay Leno’s spot on the Tonight Show in three years. I only hope that the suits there don’t make him tone down any of his act or antics…..which I’m afraid will happen. Sigh.

  • Paul

    Conan did a brilliant job in that mo-cap suit. Maybe a second career is in the future. You know: “In the year two thousaaaaaaaaand…”

  • The only thing that would have made that more awesome would be if Robert Smigel had done voices

  • Thanks for posting this incredible clip! Conan the Motion-Capture Guy was hysterical; I about fell off my chair laughing so hard.