How Benjamin Button got his face: Ed Ulbrich on

Posted by: Emily McManus

In the latest release from TED2009, Ed Ulbrich, the digital-effects guru from Digital Domain, explains the Oscar-winning technology that allowed his team to digitally create older versions of Brad Pitt’s face for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” (Recorded in February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 18:08.)

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  • Nick Perrett commented on Mar 4 2009

    He forgot to mention Image Metrics was the company that behind the image analysis and retargeting. They should get more credit than they have.

  • arlyn P commented on Feb 25 2009

    I love the movie.. good job Ed.