The research lab at Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg took a closer look into the recreation of a convincing digital character.
While actors in historical re-enactments resemble the original only to some degree, completely digital characters can become convincing counterparts down to the smallest wrinkle. The project tries to define pipelines to conserve an actor's unique performance, including voice and gestures to create natural looking and appealing digital actors for documentary formats.
For this use case, Albert Einstein served as a subject of investigation. The results of the project are three short episodes where Albert Einstein comments on recent events, stating some of his famous quotes.