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​Introduction To Performance Capture
 

 

Our Level 1, Intro to Performance Capture workshop provides the basics principles of Motion Capture & Performance Capture from T-Pose to ROMs and Realtime capture - this course is essential for those new to the world of 'Mocap'. The one day workshop invites you into a working Performance Capture studio to learn the techniques of working in a virtual environment and the technology that will bring your characters to life... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Features Include:

 

· Introduction to Motion Capture in Film and Games Industry.

· Industry Realities.

· Studio and Volume Layout, Rules and language.

· Warm up / ROMs and how to begin a performance.

· Basics of a Performance Capture shoot.

· Movement basics

· Poses, Move trees and Catwalks.

· Character Design and creation, playing with Size and States.

· Prep work for a shoot- working with/without references and how to find inspiration.

· Taking Direction and improvisation.

· Using Script and playing in Scenarios

· Q and A with an Experienced Performance Capture Artist and Audiomotion studio and casting professionals

 

*This course is open to anyone interested in becoming a Professional Performance Capture Artist. Although it is not necessary to be a professional performer (nor does it guarantee a job in the Industry)  in any movement based field, this is a practical and physically demanding course and a good level of fitness is deemed mandatory.

 

**Unless evidence of a prior history in Motion capture can be shown – completion of the TMA Level 1 Introduction course is a mandatory requirement before advancement onto other TMA Performers courses.

 

 

1 Day Practical Workshop

Level 1 Course

Cost £275.00 standard price.

Earlybird Offer: £250.00

Time: 09:30 - 17.30

 

COURSE T&Cs

TMA offer practical courses and workshops and students will be suited and moving from the get go. 

 

The courses are open to anyone interested in becoming a Professional Performance Capture Artist. Although it is not necessary to be a professional performer (nor does it guarantee a job in the Industry)  in any movement based field, this is a practical and physically demanding course and a good level of fitness is deemed mandatory.

 

Please ensure you have a doctors permission to enrol in this course and all exercises are taken at the participants own risk.

 

Whilst we do not run acting courses specifically, it will help the student if he/she possesses relevant skills or is already employed in any profession that is performance movement based to an advanced level :- i.e, Acting, Stunt work, Martial arts, Dance, Movement Theatre, Gymnastics etc.

 

Unless evidence of a prior history in Motion Capture can be shown – completion of the TMA Level 1 Introduction course is a mandatory requirement before advancement onto other TMA Performers courses.

 

Minimum age requirement is 18 years old on day of course with a maximum of twelve students per workshop to ensure that you get focused, personalised tuition throughout the day.

 

Payment must be made in advance. We are sorry but we cannot reserve any places without full payment.

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Face Capture & Dialogue
 

Advanced Course

Get into character with our advanced, Face Capture workshop, covering topics such as Head Mounted Cameras, 3D face & body scanning, audio & ADR, different types of face capture techniques - guide track, lip sync, full performance and much more.

 

This is a practical workshop with dialogue techniques designed for experienced Actors and Performers. With a huge emphasis on technology and performance, we offer a smaller, more intimate environment with a limit of 8 students.

 

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1 Day Practical Workshop

 

Level 2* Course 

Cost: £375.00. Early Bird Offer: £350.00

Times: 09.00 - 17.30

 

Limit of 8 people

 

 

 

 

Course features & highlights include:

 

• A full day in Europe's largest motion capture studio, working with cutting edge technology.

 

• Expert tuition on how to begin and advance as a Performance Capture Artist.

 

• Video footage of you performing in the studio.

 

 

LEVEL 2 / ADVANCED COURSES
In-game Techniques

 

In-game techniques for Film and Videogames - ideal for Actors, physical performers, Stunt performers, Martial Artists, Athletes & Dancers.

 

 

Approx 80% of motion capture work is fullbody capture for use in -Game or for Film work. Fullbody motion capture for In-game is highly skillful, physically demanding and can be extremely technical. Artists must perform intricate, repetitive sequences at a fast paces whilst looking natural and keeping 'in character'...

 

 

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1 Day Practical Workshop

Level 2 Course

Cost: £275.00

Times: 09.00 - 17.30

 

Full Performance Capture:
Acting For Mocap
 

Our 'Full Performance Capture: Acting for Mocap' workshop focuses on cutscene work for game and film - allowing the actor to fully immerse themselves into a scene and bring a character to life through the full performance techniques.

 

Ideal for professional from acting to stunts, voiceover, presenters, athletes or performance backgrounds, looking to work specifically in the motion capture industry.

 

Following on from the basic course, this workshop delves into the performance aspect of motion capture, focusing heavily on deliverance of a script, acting to pre recorded dialogue, improvisation and characterization, through body, face and voice.

 

The workshop allows you to get an understanding of full performance within a technical setting and demonstrates what works and what doesn't work 

 

This course is a level 2 course and actors must complete the Level 1 Introduction to Performance Capture before enrolling on this course.

 

 

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1 Day Practical Workshop

Level 2 Course

Cost: £275.00

Times: 09.00 - 17.30

 

Weapons & Props


1 day practical workshop in weapons and props for motion capture. This is an add-on workshop to complement our Fullbody and Performance Capture courses.

 

Run by an Equity registered stunt coordinator, our Weapons and Props workshop is designed purely for use in a motion capture setting. This is not a stage combat class! Safety is our number one concern and you may be in situations where you need to identify what is and isn't achievable. Our course teaches the principles of performing 'non stunts' in a safe and practical environment...

 

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Practical Workshop

Specialty Course

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COURSES FOR CREATIVES
Performance & Motion Capture:
Course for Animators
 

Bespoke workshops and short courses for Developers and Animators - focusing on, but not limited to – casting roles, planning a Mocap shoot,  preparing shot-lists, assets & layouts, working with props and virtual cameras and how to direct and get the best from Actors and non-Actors for in-game and/or cut-scene work...

 

March 2015

Price On Request

 

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Mocap For Directors 


Bespoke workshops and short courses for Directors new to Motion Capture - focusing on, but not limited to - working in a virtual environment, Realtime & Virtual Camera, Full Performance & Headcams. Understanding the technology and creative limitations, virtual costumes and character visualisation...

 

Price On Request

 

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