The late Bob Ross is just as soothing in the new Mountain Dew commercial. PepsiCo used CGI technology to bring us this beautiful bit of nostalgia
According to a Mtn Dew spokesman, Ross was recreated via CGI with an actor whose body structure and demeanor resembled his, and used prosthetics and a wig. Then, CGI and face-mapping was then used for mouth replacement and augmentation of the face of the body double to match that of Ross. And a real painter, certified by the Bob Ross Foundation, did all the painting. The Mill worked on VFX.