Wed, 07 Jul | Online Webinar, via Zoom

Actors’ Group: Understanding Motion and Performance Capture

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Actors’ Group: Understanding Motion and Performance Capture

Time & Location

07 Jul, 12:00 – 13:00
Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

Join us over June and July for an Actors’ Group focus. This special event series will focus on the craft of acting with talks, workshops and speed networking to help expand your practice and hone your skills.

From the business of acting and tips to help you prepare for auditions, to the opportunity to network with producers and directors, there’s something for actors at all career stages.

Join Jessica Jefferies, Casting Director and Victoria Atkin, Actress to discuss all things motion and performance capture.

Motion and performance capture merge the craft of acting with the digital world of film, TV and games.

During this event you will discover the differences between the two methods, reasons why a production chooses to work with them and the benefits and joy working within them as an actor. Jessica and Victoria will be also sharing guidelines around what to expect for fees, things to be aware of in contracts and tips on how to move into this side of performance as an actor.

Jessica Jefferies is a casting director who works primarily within VFX and SFX. Her speciality is pinpointing specific skill sets and physical attributes which lend themselves to the world of performance capture, prosthetics and creature performance. She works closely with her clients and VFX / SFX teams to really gauge the specifics in how the characters are going to be created. This enables her to translate this to direction for the actors she auditions and into her ability to see their potential and piece together the best possible cast per project. Recent credits include; Peaky Blinders (VR), Unknown9:Awakening (video game), Little Hope (video game), Warhammer 40K (VR). Recent clients include Maze Theory, Supermassive Games, Games Workshop, Netflix, Google, Imaginarium Studios, Sony and Warner Bros.

Victoria Atkin is an English actress and the first to portray a fictional trans-gender teenager on British television in the long running show Hollyoaks. In 2015 she landed a game changing role in the world of Performance Capture when she was asked to bring Evie Frye, the first playable lead female Assassin on next generation consoles to life for the Assassins Creed franchise. She completed the full performance capture for this role, launching her into this exciting new field of acting and technology. She has continued to work with companies including Guerrilla Games, Blizzard, Epic Games, Ubisoft, EA, Activision, Kakao Games, Microsoft, Warner Bros, Sony, Frogsware, Pixel Toys, Square Enix and more. Alongside this, she is the Executive Producer and Host of "The Performance Capture Podcast" sponsored by Vicon and runs regular workout classes on Zoom to help actors continue to hone their skills in Voice Acting and Performance Capture during the pandemic.

Event Schedule:

11:55: Please join the webinar waiting room

12:00: Jessica and Victoria in conversation

12:45: Attendee Q&A opens

13:00: Finish

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.

Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr , please click here or email admin@wftv.org.uk

At WFTV we’re really keen to ensure that all our events are accessible for everyone. So if you have any particular access needs, please can you let us know before an event and we will do our best to accommodate you. We would be grateful if you can give us as much notice as possible – please contact admin@wftv.org.uk.

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