There is a reason why so much attention is on the southeast and specifically the state of Georgia in the entertainment industry right now. We are on the cutting edge of some pretty exciting things.
Motion Capture. You may or may not know what this is right now, but you are guaranteed to in the future, and you have access to this knowledge and technology right here in Atlanta through the GSU and the Creative Media Industries Institute.
What is Motion Capture?
Merriam-Webster defines it as “a technology for digitally recording specific movements of a person (such as an actor) and translating them into computer-animated images.”
Some of the most beloved movies and actors have used this technology in recent years, and most of us do not know it is even being used.
Seth MacFarlane as Ted (2012), Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' (2013), Mark Ruffalo as Hulk in 'The Avengers' (2012), Sam Worthington in 'Avatar' (2009), Bill Nighy as Davy Jones in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' (2006).
All of these performances were captured as a result of motion capture technology. If you are an actor, stunt performer, dancer, and you want to know more about this incredible technology that is right here in Atlanta, then check out the workshop below. Learn more about cutting edge technology and how it will continue to change the face of the industry as we know it.