A crash landing, a bruised hero, a crowd about to swarm. For Montreal post house Framestore, Blade Runner 2049’s thrilling Trash Mesa attack sequence had all the elements of a classic set piece, it only needed its band of scavengers. With two days to prep, Framestore turned to Vicon motion capture products and a live link that helped two production teams make crucial decisions, five time zones away.
Award-winning UK visual effects company Framestore used Vicon motion capture cameras for Marvel Studios latest superhero film Doctor Strange.
Vicon has unveiled Vantage, its new flagship camera line, alongside the Control mobile app. The company also announced a series of updates to Cara, Vicon’s facial mocap system for film and games production.
Vicon has launched its intelligent camera platform, Vantage. Drawing on over 30 years’ of motion capture experience, the Vantage platform combines industry-leading technology with accessible design to open up motion capture to a broader audience.
The challenge in the first Ted movie was to convince cinema audiences that the world’s most outrageous bear was real. But for Ted 2, the new comedy from writer/director and voice star Seth MacFarlane the aims got a bit more mature. Yet despite the complexity of the action, the film’s motion capture was produced live on set by Universal and MRC using Xsens' lightweight MVN inertial motion-capture suits.
Recognizing the growing need for today’s professional actors, directors and producers to learn the unique challenges behind working with motion capture technology, iPi Soft has partnered with The Mocap Vaults, an educational resource that offers both online tutorials and live workshops in Los Angeles, select cities in Canada, London, and other European cities.
More than 250 screen-used puppets, maquettes, paint test models, props, set pieces, and original concept and production art from Laika, the visionary animation studio behind the Academy Award-nominated films The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline, together generated sales of more than $1 million in Heritage Auctions’ The Art of Laika auction in Beverly Hills, California on February 12.
Vicon’s T-Series motion capture cameras were used on the recent feature film version of Paddington.
With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphics Film Company, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom
The Battle of Stalingrad, among the bloodiest and arguably one of the most strategically decisive battles in all of World War II, is vividly brought to life in Stalingrad. The recently released Russian-produced epic film effectively used iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture on numerous crowd simulation sequences created by the Moscow-based visual effects studio Main RoadIPost.