“Baby Groot dancing is 100 percent me. I was too embarrassed for anyone to be there, so I made everyone leave the room and I set up a camera and I videotaped myself dancing. Then I sent the video to the animators and had them animate over that. I begged them not to leak the video! Two of my closest friends came to an early screening and said ‘Hey, I recognize those moves! That’s you dancing isn’t it?!’” - Vin Diesel
reblogged before but that comment just makes it that much better
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Vin Diesel is actually precious and we must protect him
I work at the studio that did the vfx for this movie and watched the MANY video references the animator filmed of himself to use for this shot. The animator actually was given a dancing video of the director grooving to use as inspiration. Perhaps it was the director that was given the video from Diesel ans then used that? I’m not discrediting what Vin Diesel is saying but I just wanted to point out that this was collaboration of many artists and it was beautiful
Ican see your whole history in your eyes. You were born with nothing. So you’ve had to struggle and connive and claw your way to power. But true power, the divine right to rule, is something you’re born with. The truth is: they don’t know which one of us is going to be sitting down on that throne, and which of us is going to be bowing down. But I know, and you know.