How can you build a digital human realistic enough to appear on-screen next to a real human? Well, Weta Digital knows how. For the ground-breaking film Gemini Man, Weta Digital developed cutting-edge technology to create a young version of Will Smith called Junior—a digital human whose appearance and performance are driven by the real Will Smith through motion capture.

Story by Makayla Wallace-Tidd. Photography courtesy of Weta Digital and Paramount Films


Wallace-Tidd, Makayla. Weta Digital: Creating Digital Life From Real Life  MOTAT Museum of Transport and Technology. First published: 28 April 2021. URL