Commercials

Over the years Stephen has shot over 100 commercials with motion capture, performance capture, motion control and real time previs aspects to them.

 

This Kellogs commercial ( shown left ) was produced in the early 90's.

 

Not groundbreaking by today's standards, but is widely claimed to be the first mocap ever done in the UK.

 

 

at Jim Henson's Creature Shop

2003-2005

 

as Head of VFX for the Jim Henson Creature Shop, Stephen and his team were often encouraged to use digital puppetry performances.

 

Several productions at Henson's combined a variety of disciplines  including MOCAP, Performance Capture and Puppeteering.

 

 

 

Are we there yet

as VFX Supervisor

 

Working closely with Director Brian Levant, Jim Henson's Creature Shop created a bobble-head doll of legendary baseball player Satchel Paige.

 

 Movements of the bobble head were performed with the use of HDPS.

Frances The Badger

2004

as VFX Supervisor

 

This original  show f0r PBS Kids Sprout show used the Henson Digital Performance System, which allowed puppeteers to control computer generated characters in real-time.

 

Stats:

  •  6 x 15 minute episodes

  • up to 5 Mocap characters Mocap and performance capture characters on screen at any one time

  • "real" camera capture rig 

  • 15 sets

Headcases

2008

as VFX Supervisor and 

Performance/Animation Director

 

To complete the series on time I had to use every trick in the book.  So Mocap was the solution to get the on screen time up and still maintain the characters' slapstick

 

Stats:

  • 70 mins of Mocap

  • Characters – apx 30 hero

VEROS DIGITAL - penalty Shoot Out

2013

as Creative Director

Online and Streaming Broadcast Games

 

Stats:

  • 7 hours of content

  • 31,000 possible Character interactions

  • Streaming every 10 mins

 

 

Unique Trainer

2012

as VFX Supervisor

 

Unique Trainer is a learning AI App, which acts as your personal trainer.

 

Stephen shot over 15 hours of mocaped exercise & yoga material for this.

 

The App streams the mocap data live on an iphone/pad to a simple realtime display. This allows the user to orbit the camera around the action.

 

The app will have over 1400 motion components.

 

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