Intro to MoCap & Creature Performance with Sarah Perry – 27th March 2022

Sunday 27th March 2022, 9.30-12.30pm at Sadler’s Wells  

This workshop is a pre-requisite for partaking in further Creature/Motion Capture workshops with Shapes in Motion.

This workshop is aimed at actors and physical performers who are willing to have a go at playing with creature performance, with particular emphasis on creating for motion capture. We will look at how the analysis of creature behavior, inspired by Laban Movement Analysis, can inspire physical choices and performance techniques. Many Films and even the TV and Games industries require the actor to create non-human, animalistic and other worldly characters. This class will give you the space to play, create, have fun and explore using games and exercises from which to inspire physical and creative choices. We shall discuss the basic principles of Motion Capture performance and which physical aspects we need to consider when creating with motion capture.

Please note that MoCap technology is not used at these workshops, but working with technology is discussed.

Early bird booking fee if booked and paid for by 27th February 2022 £55.  From 28th February 2022: £65.  Students & Spotlight members will receive a 10% discount with proof of ID/Spotlight link. 

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About Sarah Perry
Sarah is a movement director, performance coach and practitioner working in Film, TV, Animation and Theatre. She is the founder of Shapes in Motion and the coordinator of The MoCap Troupe, a group of professional actors, dancers and performers who work within the MoCap industry.  Recent credits includes Movement Director for ‘Dream’ a Live Motion Capture/Online Virtual Production for The Royal Shakespeare Company. Movement Coach on ‘Dark Materials’ Season 3 for BBC/Bad Wolf and ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 2 & 3 for Bad Wolf/Sky One. Other credits include Movement Coach on Jupiter Ascending directed by The Wachowskis and on Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn. Sarah is frequently called in to work with various renowned VFX companies to assist their animation teams working on various projects, productions and characters and has worked with character animators working on feature films that have included; The Jungle Book, Guardians of the Galaxy, World War Z, John Carter, Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. Sarah has taught MoCap Performance for Actors at Mountview,  Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, East 15, CSSD, Staffordshire University, ICAT, The Actors Centre and for Spotlight. Sarah teaches on various Animation, BA & MA courses including at; Escape Studios, Norwich University of the Arts, UAL – LCC, University of Hertfordshire, Ravensbourne …

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