We’re miffed that Andy Serkis didn’t get any big nominations for his turn in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And now, after watching this new behind-the-scenes Weta Digital video depicting the on-set motion capture work by the “ape” cast, we’re miffed on behalf of all the other actors, too.

That said, Dawn’s visual effects team is up for an Oscar this year. As the below video notes, “The visual effects team had to create apes that were as nuanced and believable as the humans with whom they would share the screen.” Watch how they achieved the end results, a remarkable blend of technology and performance, below.

Via Comic Book Movie.