September 23rd, 2016

Hawaii Five-0: That Impossible Cameo Explained

Hawaii Five-0 did the impossible in its seventh season premiere by uniting the old Steve McGarrett with the new. The CBS drama brought original McGarrett actor Jack Lord to life through the magic of CGI. Lord, who died in 1998, portrayed the Five-O hero for 12 seasons on the namesake series, which ran from 1968-1980 on CBS. A team from Counter Punch Studios began by creating a CG version of Jack Lord’s face, working in tandem with Picture Shop visual effects to create a lifelike CG character and adding skin textures based on images of Jack Lord from the final season of the original series.

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