08/08/2014 02:53 EDT | Updated 08/28/2014 05:59 EDT

iJustine Dons Motion Caption Suit, Shows Us What Goes On In Video Games


What do "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and "The Last of Us" have in common? Aside from a dystopian setting where diseases ravaged humanity, they both owe their visual beauty to people in suits.

That's motion capture suits — not business suits — to be clear. Much like how video games have evolved from the 8-bit days of Tetris, so has the technology behind the images you see when you fire up a video game.

Today, motion capture suits not only allow actors like Andy Serkis convince an audience they're a talking monkey, they're adding an unprecedented level of realism when you're trying to land that headshot in "Call of Duty".

But as Justine Ezarik finds out, there's far more to being a motion capture performer than donning a skin-tight body suit. Give the video above a view to find out more about the tech that powers your video games.

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