We were commissioned
by Framestore and Red Post Production to capture trapeze artists'
performances for 200 fairies in the TV Feature Film Merlin.
Shot at Pinewood studios using a Vicon optical
motion capture (mocap) rig, we recorded swan dives, somersaults,
basket making actions, and delicate flying gestures.
Additional animation & rendering by Framestore
and our custom data modelling techniques were used to produced
photo-realistic computer generated graphics that convinced
many that we had used real life footage.
Later in this production, we worked with Jim
Henson's Creature Shop using stereo photogramatory mapping
to recreate the environment for the dragon scenes animated
using a combination of their proprietary puppetry control
system and key-frame techniques.