Performance Capture Instructor - Position Information
- Educational Administration
- Vancouver, Canada
- Part Time
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Reporting to the Curriculum and Instructional Support Specialist and working in collaboration with the Acting program and Mimic Performance Capture, the instructor is responsible for developing and delivering a 2-Day fundamental training workshop in performance capture for film, TV, animation, and games. The P-Cap workshop will highlight the background, initial training and their entry into the field of performance capture. The workshop will then focus on P-Cap skill development as it relates to Film, TV, Animation and Game Design. The workshop will be delivered in a state-of-the-art performance capture studio under the guidance of the instructors as well as the supervision and mentorship of trained P-Cap technicians. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will each be given a short demo reel of their P-Cap sessions, recorded and edited during the 2-day session.
The P-Cap Instructor will build a 2 day workshop encompassing:
-The function of performance capture and relevant industry examples for VFX and CG animation in Film/TV and games.
-Movement and physical story-telling, and dramatic combat for any medium.
-Various P-Cap techniques including for example: physical extremes and performance for unusual/ heightened situations.
-The importance of physical conditioning, body control and fitness for P-Cap.
-Convincing action-responding to the P-Cap director.
This workshop is ideal for professional actors who have little and/or lots of experience as well as those who have prior learning/education in the field of Acting/Theatre and who are looking to expand their repertoire of employable skills in the area of performance capture.
• Develop course materials according to the workshop mission/vision. Deliverables to include: a course outline, lesson plan (VFS template provided), and any assignment sheets/project briefs required for the workshop participants.
• Exercise superior communication with students and staff.
• Assess students’ progress by providing ongoing informal and formal feedback on performance (e.g., one-on-one and group based reviews/screenings).
• In collaboration with the Curriculum and Instructional Support Specialist, set realistic creative and technical goals and priorities.
• Work closely with the Curriculum and Instructional Support Specialist and Head of Acting to ensure course curriculum is relevant, up-to-date in Moodle (our curriculum management system), and communicated to students in a clear and concise manner.
• Develop and deliver one advanced workshop per term in the P-Cap Instructor’s area of specialty that is relevant to acting employment roles.
• Appreciate, display, and promote the collaborative nature of P-Cap.
• Other duties as assigned.
• A Certificate and/or degree in performance and at least 3 years of acting experience in the field of performance capture encompassing a minimum of 30 days of experience acting on a Mocap / performance capture shoot floor.
• In addition, 10 days experience of shooting for performance capture; or,
• 10 plus years of experience in the field of Acting encompassing a minimum of 30 days of experience acting on a Mocap/performance capture shoot floor and 10 days experience of shooting for performance capture.
• Stunt work/coordination an asset.
• Have shot at 2 or more different studios an asset.