Acting for Motion Capture Short course: Acting for Motion Capture

Short Courses for Adults

Acting for Motion Capture

Key Information
  • Suitable for

    Mixed, age 18+

  • Dates

    Monday 5 – Friday 9 August, 2024

  • Tuition


  • Location

    Downside Road, Bristol & CAMERA Motion Capture Studio Bath

  • Cost


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The intensive, 5-day Acting for Motion Capture course has been designed as a practical exploration of the technical demands, professional expectations and functional operations of a full performance capture shoot. This course will further your skills and knowledge to succeed in one of the fastest growing sectors of the performance industries.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School offers a fun and nurturing environment in which to pursue your creative ambitions. The support and feedback available from your tutor will help you develop your talent and confidence to perform for motion capture shoots.

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Familiarise yourself with basic principles, technology, suits, head-mounted cameras and functions of all the hardware behind a professional motion capture shoot;

Arm yourself with practical knowledge, terminology and performance styles needed as professional actors from a business perspective;

Prepare to take on a motion capture audition or job, having gained practical experience by working with industry professionals.

This is a full-time, five-day course, running from 09:30 to 17:00. The first two days of the course will be taught in our studios at Downside Road. The remaining three days will be taught at CAMERA Motion Capture Studio, Bath.

Course Leaders

Joshua Archer is a working Cinematics & Narrative director

Jessica Jefferies (CDA, CDG) is a Casting Director, who specialises in casting for video games, animation, film and XR

They have previously worked with Disney, Pixeltoys, Guerrilla, Creative Assembly, Maze Theory, Cloud Imperium, Ninja Theory, Axis Studios, Moonbug Entertainment, NETFLIX, RADA, The Imaginarium Studios, East 15 Acting School, Framestore, University of Portsmouth, Future of Storytelling, Relic, Reflectoe, Rocksteady, Meta, GamesWorkshop and Saber.

One of my favourite parts about BOVTS is that it feels ‘homegrown’. From the set to the costume, lighting, acting and sound, every single aspect of a theatre production or film is down to the students. The location of Clifton is so serene and the School being so small everyone knows each other and it feels so personal and special. Violet Morris, BA Professional Acting Student