During the first decade of the new millennium, director Robert Zemeckis stopped making live-action movies and started to embrace and experiment with motion capture technology and virtual cameras. With The Polar Express, Beowulf, and A Christmas Carol, he had complete control over every aspect of his movies. Regardless of whether or not it adhered to any spatial logic or real world physics, he could move the camera in every direction he saw fit and place his actors in any position or stance. Unfortunately, his stint with motion capture technology was short-lived because the movies mentioned above were box office failures, so he returned to live-action filmmaking with Flight in 2012. While Zemeckis brought over some of the tricks and techniques he learned while making his “motion capture trilogy” to Flight, he fully realized the marriage between virtual camerawork and live-action with his new film, The Walk.