I am new to game development but I heard, that already in the 80s with Prince of Persia, indie developers where capable to create textures from footage. I am developing a game and so far I get an illustrator to draw things I need.
I'd like to explore the opportunity of taking some video footage of complex movements and create some basic textures from it (as I guess Jordan Mechner did), so to then "feed" them to a more digital artist to draw "over" them in order to make them cartoonish and coherent with the style of the pre-existing in the game.
Anyone of you could also explore the answer for mobile game development? Any crazy mobile developer that did so already for a 2D game? :)