Introduction to Motion Capture Performance
Do you like to play video games? Do you have dreams of being in movies like Avatar or Star Wars? Get your chance in this participation-based workshop designed to give you an overview of the actor’s job on a motion capture set. Participants will be introduced to the concepts of video game performance capture, terminology in Kinematics work and In-game technical skills that prepare the actor for work in all the areas of performance capture. There will be an opportunity for volunteers to try on and demonstrate the motion capture technology by working with our state-of-the-art mobile motion capture studio. Theatre of Arts has special motion capture suits that make it possible to create animated characters and play them out in real time on a television screen. Please wear tight fitting clothing if you plan on volunteering to try out the system. Throughout the workshop, the participant will also learn about the business of motion capture and the secrets to getting cast in this exciting new field of performance. All skill levels and ages are welcome to attend.
Harrison Butler has a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in Voice Studies from the University of Texas (UT), a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado (UNCO); he received his conservatory training in New York City at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
Television credits include feature roles in Go On and Arrested Development. Favorite acting roles at UT include Constantin in Big Love, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ganya in the premier adaptation of The Idiot by Dostoyevski.
Favorite roles at UNCO include Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie, Jeremiah in God’s Man in Texas, and Jonathan Harker in the premier of Dracula, the Case of the Silver Scream at UNCO.
While serving as adjunct faculty at UNCO, he received a Director’s Meritorious Award for his production of The Adding Machine in the spring of 2010.
In addition to being the executive director of Theatre of Arts, he is currently teaching Yoga and Pilates around LA and is on the board of Creative Directors at For Actors by Actors.