Behind the Scenes of Benjamin Button

February 13, 2009

We got our hands on a really cool video about the making of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In it we get to see how the effects company Digital Domain made the title character, played by Brad Pitt, come to life with sophisticated computer-generated imagery. For the "young" Benjamin Button, when the character looked like an old man but was in fact a child, another, smaller actor physically acted out the scenes while Brad Pitt's facial expressions were used to manipulate a computer-generated old man face that was mapped over the actor. Watch it all after the jump!