Popular films such as Up, Avatar, The Matrix, and Fantastic Mr. Fox are made possible by engineers. They help create the background, action sequences, animation, and lighting.
With Avatar, electrical engineers created a new body motion system that sensed the movements of live actors in real time. Computer engineers created new technology that took these human body movements into detailed animation.
These engineers support the movie industry by developing sensor networks, embedded microcontroller systems, complex software, digital displays, and sound synthesizers.
The next time you see a movie, think about the engineers who helped bring the story to life.
*Credit: Boston University Engineering