|Session Name||Performance Capture: A Creative Primer|
|Company Name(s)||Ninja Theory Ltd.|
|Track / Format||Visual Arts|
Modern performance capture means more than just putting on a mocap suit and doing a few walk cycles. While the technology has advanced enormously, catching more nuances, facial expressions, takes more than just good cameras-- it takes a disciplined creative process and thorough preparation. In this session, Tameem Antoniades, the creative director of Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword, DmC), will discuss the practical and aesthetics challenges of using modern performance capture technology to create cinematic cutscenes. Attendees will learn how to conceive, cast, plan, and direct motion capture shoots from early brainstorming all the way through to the final renders. He'll share lessons learned from actors like Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) and directors like Alex Garland (28 Days Later, the Beach) and his own years of experience designing and directing cinematic performances for games.