As we prepare for our show and live displays at Norway's SPILLEXPO we thought we'd share a few words on why we think the explosion in gaming is an exciting new opportunity for our students. Its surprising how many people overlook this line of work but with huge production budgets and mo-cap being a popular way to bring realism into animated characters, we think this is a hot topic...
Stunt performers have been pushing the boundaries of what's physically possible for decades, captivating audiences with their death-defying feats in movies, TV shows, and live performances. But with the advent of gaming and motion capture technology, stunt performers are now able to take their skills to a whole new level.
The gaming industry is rapidly expanding and constantly looking for ways to make virtual environments as realistic as possible. Motion capture technology allows game developers to capture and translate a performer's movements into the game, making it possible to create realistic, action-packed scenes. This opens up new opportunities for stunt performers, who can now showcase their abilities in a virtual environment.
Motion capture is particularly useful for stunts that may be too dangerous or difficult to perform live. For example, a stunt performer can safely perform a high fall, a fight scene, or even a car chase without the risk of injury. This technology also allows for more creative freedom, as the performer's movements can be manipulated to create unique and never-before-seen stunts.
Aside from the technical benefits, motion capture is also a valuable tool for stunt performers to increase their exposure and gain new job opportunities. With the gaming industry constantly growing and expanding, there is a constant demand for high-quality motion capture performances, providing a new platform for stunt performers to showcase their talents.
So gaming and motion capture technology are game-changers for the stunt world. They provide a new medium for stunt performers to showcase their skills, offer more creative freedom, and open up new job opportunities. As the demand for realistic and immersive virtual environments continues to grow, the role of stunt performers in the gaming industry is only set to become more prominent.
This blog os co-authored by The ISA Team