Motion Capture is a cutting-edge method of capturing all or part of an actor’s performance so that it can be translated into the action of a computer generated 3D character on screen. Because the exact movements of the actor are captured and rendered onto the digital character, it’s helpful to think of it as full-body digital make up; a collaborative process allowing filmmakers to imbue characters with incredible levels of subtlety and naturalism whilst placing no limits on the creativity of the visual appearance. This process has been very successfully employed in collaborating on extraordinary performances in films such as Avatar, Lord of the Rings and World War Z.
Recently Motion Capture has been used in combination with Virtual Production in films such as The Jungle Book and Ready Player One, this new usage for the technology has made it more popular than ever. It’s an exciting time for motion capture and we’re glad that you’ve chosen to join the movement.