Watch: Andy Serkis in ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Without VFX

With an Oscar campaign underway for Andy Serkis to get some much deserved credit for his motion capture performance as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the debate about how to approach this unique acting technique rages on. However, for those who have some difficutly seeing what Serkis has contributed to the film through all the visual effects that also assist in bringing the ape to life, we finally have a video without any visual effects applied that just might convince you how gifted an actor Serkis is and how integral his work is to making the character, and thus the film itself, come together. Watch below! Here’s a scene with Andy Serkis in Rise of the Planet of the Apes without visual effects (via HitFix): And if that wasn’t enough, James Franco, who shares the screen with Serkis in the film, recently wrote a piece about why the …

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