vfx supervisor from pre to post
AWARDs / HODs / PROMOs
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
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
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.
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
as VFX Supervisor and
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
70 mins of Mocap
Characters – apx 30 hero
VEROS DIGITAL - penalty Shoot Out
as Creative Director
Online and Streaming Broadcast Games
7 hours of content
31,000 possible Character interactions
Streaming every 10 mins
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.