Yesterday's Nintendo Power Podcast brought in none other than NoA President Doug Bowser to talk about his E3 experience. For a portion of the episode, Mr. Bowser goes through the process of recording his Nintendo Direct conversation with Bowser.
“That was a lot of fun. Just a little inside story, as we were filming that, obviously we didn’t have a CG Bowser in the room – we had someone in a blue suit with a big pole coming out of the top of his head and a piece of tape really high up, and those were meant to be Bowser’s eyes. As we were obviously engaging with that particular person, we were supposed to be looking up at the eyes. I can’t tell you how many takes we had to do, because I kept staring at the actual eyes of the actor instead of way up to Bowser’s eyes. I basically kept talking to Bowser’s chest.”
Man, what I wouldn't give to see the unedited footage of Doug Bowser talking to a pole with some tape on it. I know you have it, Nintendo!