There is something about movie makeup transformations that still captures my imagination.
A lot of incredible things can be done with motion-capture and other special effect technology but it is when a media snippet about Ron Perlman needing 5 hours in the chair everyday to shoot Hellboy it still stands out to me.
I think one part of it is the idea of what the actor has to go through to deliver their performance. Their ‘suffering for their art’. But another part of it is that it is a type of creativity that is much easier to wrap my mind around. CGI is just an abstract technology in my head, but sticking prosthetics on a person’s head and painting over them… that I understand.