UPDATE - DECEMBER 2nd 2021: We regret to announce that due to public health guidance, our December Motion Capture Workshops are being postponed until further notice. All enrollees are being issued refunds, and will receive discounts when these sessions are rescheduled in 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to students and partners. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
BY POPULAR DEMAND! Theatre of Arts is thrilled to announce the launch of our a la carte Actor Workshop Series: Intensive 1-week seminars designed specifically for working actors who are not enrolled in the full two-year TOA conservatory program. All sessions are capped at 15 participants, and are enrolling now at toa.edu/workshops.
2 SESSIONS: December 6th - 10th & December 13th - 17th.
MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00am - 5:00pm PT
In this five-day, 30-hour advanced workshop, students are introduced to the world of Motion Capture or "MoCap". We will explore the essential techniques used for acting in video games and advanced CG sequences for film and TV. Actors will draw upon their training and performance skills to create actual professional-grade motion capture content. Participants learn the basics of motion capture, then proceed through the process of developing a digital character and using cutting-edge animation technologies to bring their performances to life. The goal is make the actor fully prepared to hit the ground running the moment they set foot into a professional motion capture studio. At the conclusion of the workshop, students take delivery of a completed CG scene suitable for a demo reel.
Participants should bring a journal for notes, and wear comfortable, movement-friendly clothing and footwear. They should bring water and lunch/food/snacks.
INSTRUCTOR: Henry Layton
An industry veteran with 20 years of entertainment industry experience as a stuntman, weapons specialist and stage combat instructor, Henry Layton is one of the foremost performers in the motion capture industry, working as the stunt coordinator and lead “mo-cap” stunt performer for Sony Motion Picture Film Studios, Walt Disney Studios, and Universal Studios. Mr. Layton performs extensively in blockbuster video games including THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, SAINTS ROW 1-4, THE PUNISHER, ENCLAVE, and KNIGHTS OF THE TEMPLE.
Space is limited! Reserve now @ toa.edu/workshops