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Day 1

(Saturday)

The session will focus on creature character development and designing movement for video game mechanics. Participants will gain insight and experience on what is required from a mocap actor for gameplay characters and enemies in a video game.

Class Layout:

  • Check-In

  • Intense Warm-Up

  • Character Development Breakdown

  • Breath Work

  • Live Mocap Demo

  • Live Video gameplay

  • Character Design

  • Demonstration and Feedback

  • Cooldown

  • Check-out

Day 2

(Sunday)

The day will consist of participants learning how to create quadruped movement using arm extensions. Once this has been achieved, they will move on to creating their own character following the rules of video game mechanics from the previous session.

Class Layout:

  • Check-In

  • Intense Warm-Up

  • Yoga

  • Quadruped Movement

  • Arm Extension training

  • Sound Bath

  • Flow & Play with Live Music

  • Character Design

  • Performance and Feedback (Recorded for showreels)

  • Cooldown

  • Check-out
     

Course Tutors

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Ace Ruele

Lead Tutor 
Course Coordinator

 

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Robin Berry

Lead Tutor

Assistant Coordinator

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Laura Romer-Ormiston

Lead Tutor
(Warm-Up & Cooldown)

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Daniel Norford

Lead Tutor
Assistant Coordinator

Addition Notes:
The workshops are full-day workshops and will take place at Garden Studios starting at 9am and finishing at 6pm. There will be two 10-minute breaks, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, and a lunch break for 40mins. Sandwiches and bottles of water will be provided but you can either bring your own lunch or go out to eat.

 

  • Hand sanitiser and cleaning facilities on site.
     

  • The final session will be recorded on a 4k camera. You will receive the locomotion/movement you performed within 2 weeks after the session. Some of these clips may be used by us, Creature Bionics, as promotional material or for commercial purposes, therefore a release form will need to be signed if you do not mind appearing in any of the material.
     

  • Everyone will have to sign a disclosure form stating they are taking the class at their own risk. The arm extensions may look fun but if not used properly, they can result in serious injuries.
     

  • There will only be 12 spaces (12 pairs of arm extensions) available per class as I want to be able to have enough awareness of everyone’s progress throughout the session.

  • Students will be required to be barefoot for specific parts of the session.

Please be aware that this is not a motion capture workshop. The skills gained from this session can be used for motion capture, especially the section on locomotion which is used for motion capture in video games, but the workshop itself is focused on creature movement and video game mechanics.

Fee:

The fee for attending the workshop is £350.
There is a deposit now and pay later scheme available, please contact us to find out more information. This is done via bank transfer only.
(Please double-check that there are available spaces via email)

Refund Policy:
We do not offer a refund for the workshop as arm extensions may have been made specifically for the class. For reasons such as work, medical, emergency, child care and family matters, the fee can be used for the following workshop. 
If the session has to be cancelled via the organiser, a refund will be issued within 28 days unless you would like to keep your place for the next available workshop.


DATES:

24 & 25/2/24

LOCATION:

Garden Studios
The Hive

Steele Rd

NW10 7AS
 

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