The Actors Centre

Creating a Creature and an Introduction to Motion Capture Performance

WHAT IS IT? This workshop is aimed at actors and physical performers who are interested in creature performance, with particular emphasis on creating for motion capture. HOW WILL IT WORK? We will look at how the analysis of creature behaviour, inspired by Laban Movement Analysis, can inspire physical choices and performance techniques. Many films and even the TV and Games industries require the actor to create non-human, animalistic and other worldly characters. This workshop will give you the space to play, create, have fun and explore using games and exercises from which to inspire physical and creative choices. Prior to the session participants should observe and research a chosen animal's movements and behavioural characteristics and try to embody such physical qualities too, so we can use this as a starting point for creation. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? The medium of Motion Capture is now widely used to capture human performances in the making of such creature and non-human roles, and participants will learn the basic principles of Motion Capture performance and which physical aspects we need to consider when creating with motion capture. Price £18


Sarah Perry

Sarah is an actor, movement coach, director and tutor working in a multitude of industries. She spent three months researching and movement coaching on Jupiter Ascending directed by The Wachowskis, and coached one of the lead actors in Guardians of the Galaxy. She has coached many actors and performers in film, TV and live performance. Sarah is a visiting lecturer and workshop leader at numerous UK Universities and educational institutions, including Norwich University of the Arts, University of West London, University of Hertfordshire, University of Kent, Ravensbourne and Met Film School. Sarah is a Yoga Therapist, and teaches Movement for Actors and Acting & Character Movement for Animators. Sarah has worked with the animators working on Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia - Voyage of the Dawn Treader, John Carter, World War Z and Guardians of the Galaxy. 


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