Greg Lasalle has impressive career with a solid reputation of working with talent as a facial motion capture expert in the movie industry. He has worked on over 30 feature films, such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows, Marvel’s The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity. A member of visual effects house Digital Domain, Lasalle and his team won a Technical Achievement Award at the 87th Academy Awards for the innovative design and development of the MOVA Facial Performance Capture system. He also shares ownership on several patents for facial capture.
Although, Greg has enjoyed working behind-the-scenes to make creative visions come to life on the big screen, he decided he wanted to pursue acting and became the facial performer for the character COLOSSUS in Fox’s mega-hit DEADPOOL.
Prism executed a 6-week press outreach to introduce Greg to film and tech press and discuss how he brought the character to life despite it having 3 different actors in the role. Additionally, we set up tours of the facial performance studio to educate press on the technological advances that made COLOSSUS possible.
In The News:
Colossus isn’t just a CG character or just a motion capture performance. The diplomatic and dedicated mutant trying to get Deadpool to behave and join the X-Men is actually a combination of performances, one of which comes from motion capture artist Greg LaSalle. He’s worked in the motion capture field for a while, but his work as the facial performer behind Colossus marks the first time the technology is being used on a main character in a feature film.
–Perri Nemiroff, Collider.com