Motion Capture for Actors

 

Industry Training Workshops

    

 

Master advanced performance and combat skills within motion capture

In partnership with Beyond Capture and Academie Duello, Vancouver Film School presents a series of motion capture workshops hosted by Ian Rozylo, performance capture actor, stunt person, voice-over actor, and fighter for films including Man of Steel and Skyscraper, and for the Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Dead Rising video game series.

Join us in Beyond Capture’s industry leading studios and enhance your portfolio with video footage of the motion capture segments you will develop during these two-day workshops.

 

Rates:

Bundles:

The Complete Mocap Bundle: $2,150

  • Intro to Mocap for Actors + 3 combat workshops (regular: $3,200)

The Combat Bundle: $1,800

  • 3 combat workshops (regular: $2,550)

The Flex Bundle: $1,300

  • Intro to Mocap for Actors + 1 combat workshop (regular: $1,500)

 

Individual workshops:

Intro to Mocap for Actors

  • Regular rate: $650
  • VFS alumni & Academie Duello members: $575
  • UBCP/ACTRA members: $575

Combat Workshops

  • Regular rate: $850
  • VFS alumni & Academie Duello members: $700
  • UBCP/ACTRA members: $750

 

**Membership and bundle rates will be applied at checkout.

 

Dates:
  • March 7-8, 2020
  • April 4-5, 2020
  • May 9-10, 2020
  • October 3-4, 2020
Workshop Duration:

2 full days
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour lunch break

Location:

VFS Animation Campus
151 Cordova St., Vancouver, B.C.

What To Bring:
  • A full set of Under Armour/spandex suit/form-fitting clothes.
  • Runners. (Motion capture shoes will be supplied on the second day.)
  • Lunch/snacks will be available during breaks. However, you may want to bring additional food and a water bottle, which can be refilled on site.

 

**Students must confirm they are at least 19 years old at the beginning of the workshop in order to register.

 

Intro to Mocap for Actors ($650)

In this immersive two-day workshop, you will explore movement and voice techniques as essential components in a motion capture studio shoot.

Learning Outcomes - Participants will:

  • Expand their confidence with motion capture technology.
  • Maximize movement to work in the volume of a commercial motion capture studio with industry-standard technology.
  • Become a supernatural creature and use their imagination to give life to surreal environments.
  • Obtain video footage for portfolio use.

 

March 7-8, 2020

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Hand-to-hand Combat ($850)

In this immersive two-day workshop, you will explore dramatic hand-to-hand combat techniques used in a motion capture shoot. Expand your performance range and career opportunities by learning how to execute different types of combat sequences.

Learning Outcomes - Participants will:

  • Explore a professional motion capture volume, gear, and set protocols.
  • Identify and describe the main terms and techniques used in hand-to-hand dramatic combat for film, television, animation, and video games.
  • Practice convincing action and respond to director guidance/input.
  • Successfully complete a dramatic hand-to-hand combat scene in a motion capture shoot, including convincing falls, collapses, striking, and grappling.
  • Identify and practice safety protocols for dramatic combat.
  • Obtain video footage for portfolio use.

 

April 4-5, 2020

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Sword Combat ($850)

Developed with Academie Duello, this two-day workshop focuses on the techniques, movements, and coordination necessary to shoot a swordfight scene using motion capture. Become a traditional warrior through dramatic combat techniques.

Learning Outcomes - Participants will:

  • Understand the main terms and techniques used in sword combat for film, television, animation, and video games.
  • Demonstrate correct use of key defense positions and combat movements with a longsword.
  • Successfully implement different sword strokes into scene work for motion capture.
  • Explore the volume of a professional motion capture studio using acting skill sets and dramatic combat.
  • Obtain video footage for portfolio use.

 

May 9-10, 2020

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Firearm Combat ($850)

Recreate the intensity of firearm battles with this immersive two-day workshop. Leave feeling confident in handling firearms for stage combat while fully suited for a motion capture performance.

Learning Outcomes - Participants will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of firearm terminology and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate authentic firearm handling techniques and implement them into a stage combat scene.
  • Work with a live fire target and perform rolls, jumps, and other techniques typically used in mocap for video games.
  • Explore the volume of a professional motion capture studio using acting skill sets and dramatic combat.
  • Obtain video footage for portfolio use.

 

October 3-4, 2020

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Ian Rozylo

 

Ian Rozylo is one of the early adopters of performance and motion capture in Canada. He has worked as a performance capture actor, stunt person, voice-over actor, and fighter in a wide array of projects, working with some of the biggest studios in Vancouver.

His numerous credits include UFC, Mass Effect 2 & 3, Resident Evil 6, Dead Rising 2, and Dragon Age: Inquisition, among many others. Rozylo has partnered with VFS, Academie Duello, and specialized combat instructors to deliver an immersive motion capture workshop series in Beyond Capture’s signature facilities.

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About Academie Duello

Founded in 2004 and directed by scholar and martial artist Devon Boorman, Academie Duello aims to educate its members about contemporary western practices in swordplay, archery, mounted combat, wrestling, stage combat, and more. Academie Duello’s team of 30 instructors deliver instructional classes and martial arts workshops to more than 2,000 people yearly.

Academie Duello’s studio is located at 412 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver.

Academie Duello