Barack Obama Goes To DreamWorks, Talks Banjo With Steve Martin

Barack Obama Would Go To DreamWorks, Talks Banjo with Steve MartinGLENDALE, Calif. (AP) " President Obama has toured many a new factory flooring as well as high-tech plant during his presidency. It's part of the actual job. Yet until Tuesday, he had in simply no way very met the kind of Oh as well as Capt. Smek.In what qualifies as one of those unique perks regarding governing, Obama toured the actual DreamWorks Animation studio associated with one of his top political benefactors, Jeffrey Katzenberg. Almost All various other tours must have paled through comparison.He found motion capture technologies about display and the man shook hands " well, bumped elbows " using Steve Martin prior in order to the actor-comedian-banjo player transformed himself to the villainous Capt. Smek from your upcoming movie "Home."But nothing could beat the short clip of several other character inside the film, Oh, intoning inside the familiar cadences associated with Obama's voice: "Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Welcome towards the White House.""That'll impress the girls," Obama, thinking of his daughters, stated delightedly.Martin as well as actor Jim Parsons involving "Big Bang Theory" were there to demonstrate voice recordings for that DreamWorks movie "Home" about a civilization of aliens known as "Boovs." It's scheduled with regard to launch within November involving 2014.Speaking to always be able to a couple of thousand staff yet others gathered on DreamWorks' campus, Obama praised the particular entertainment industry pertaining to helping transmit values involving tolerance as well as diversity and overcoming adversity, calling it a portion of American diplomacy."Hundreds regarding thousands of people might in zero way set foot inside the U.S., yet thanks for you they've experienced a small section of the factor which makes our country successful," Obama said. "We have got shaped the world culture via you.""Can't wait to become able to see your next movie," Obama added using a grin. Entering the studio earlier for his tour, Obama extended the hand for you to Martin, who informed him he stood a slight cold. Consequently the particular commander within chief as well as the when wild-and-crazy guy bumped elbows instead."How's the particular banjo playing?" Obama asked"Better when compared with ever," Martin replied.Obama talked about that will Martin had played the actual banjo in the White House."The fact that I played banjo in the White Residence ended up being the largest thrill (pause) involving his life," Martin cracked."That's how I felt," Obama deadpanned. "Biggest thrill of my life. Inauguration? Nothing."Martin along with Parsons then ran by means of a new scene. Obama appeared completely tickled as he read alongside from the script.Obama additionally observed a new demonstration of motion capture technology, recognized in the business as "mo-cap"Two actors, a woman plus a man, had been wearing full black body suits together with colored sensors applied just like polka dots to their suits. Powering them a sizable screen showed a pair of animated characters, the young boy, "Hiccup," and a young girl, "Astrid, from your upcoming movie "How to end up being able to Train Your Current Dragon 2."Every movement the particular actors performed on the studio floorboards ended up being replicated around the screen by the animated characters.Obama asked exactly what the distinction had been among using that will technologies and actually drawing animation."Is the advantage here that will through seeing the actual organic movement, that can not necessarily be replicated within your head?" he asked.The cinematographer advised him that the technologies permitted for more all-natural movement plus more dimension along with has been able to consider benefit of ad-libbed movement."So, serendipity," Obama said.After traversing for you to a final clip from the movie, Obama turned towards the reporters following him as well as offered an unfiltered DreamWorks commercial:"Coming to a theater near you!"Indeed, Katzenberg added: "June 13."___Reach Jim Kuhnhenn about Twitter with http://twitter.com/jkuhnhenn