A lot of components go in to making a video game, many of which people never even consider. For example, many people probably think that everything they’re seeing on created was created entirely by a man sitting a computer. And that can be the case, but a lot of what you’re seeing might’ve started off as a live action performance.
For “Friday the 13th: The Game” developer Gun Media needed to use motion capture technology to recreate Jason Voorhees for their game. Motion capture, if you don’t know, is when you put a guy in a funny suit to record their movements. This allows you to create a basic skeleton to build off of. So instead of trying to guess how a person like Jason would move, you can actually see it happening. It goes a long way to make characters feel real and grounded and not just CGI creations.
So in order to recreate Jason’s movements, they went to the pros and got horror icon Kane Hodder to come into the studio and help bring Jason to life. Down below you can see Hodder strangling a counselor, visiting with crew members, and just chillin’ on set. Journey down below to check them out.