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Maleficent

Sleeping Beauty Retold

Client: Walt Disney Pictures

Myth, magic and Maleficent... an old fairy tale gets bought to life!

Oscar winning actress and Executive Producer Angelina Jolie stars as the evil enchantress, Maleficent in the untold story of Sleeping Beauty. Directed by Robert Stomberg, the film reveals the events that harden Maleficent’s heart and drive her to curse baby Aurora, played by Elle Fanning.

Working with VFX house Digital Domain, Audiomotion were called in to work their magic, focusing on stunts and the flying pixie character performances - driven by actresses Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville and Juno Temple on flying rigs.








World War Z

Zombie Apocalypse Brought To Life

Client: Paramount Pictures / The Moving Picture Company

Audiomotion are proud to announce our involvement with World War Z, capturing and delivering a swarm of flesh eating zombies in one of the largest mocap volumes ever created, custom built by our crew down at Shepperton Studios.

Once the vast motion capture volume was in place, we set to work capturing the performance of the stunt crew, meeting the creative vision of the fluidity of the infected hordes - filling streets and alleys, swarming over vehicles, climbing and falling like a mass of insects.

For the full press release, please contact stacey@audiomotion.com

 






47 Ronin

Ronin Retold

Client: Framestore / Universal

47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves is based on the real life account of masterless samurai of 18th Century Japan. Set out to avenge the brutal murder of their master, this fantasy retelling delves into a mystical world of mythical monsters, witchcraft and fearless warriors.

Filmed at Shepperton Studios, Audiomotion captured key fight sequences and wire work scenes performed by world class stunt doubles, Andy Lister and Damien Walters.





Evolution Man

From French Tale To Feature Film

Audiomotion are proud to announce their involvement in a new full length, animated feature, "Evolution Man".

The French production, featuring actor and comic Jamel Debbouze is based on a famous children's novel and was shot using Performance Capture throughout. The film is already shaping up to be one of the biggest French releases of 2015!

Audiomotion worked together with the all French cast and crew for the 8 week shoot, capturing up to 30 actors, dancers & acrobats and delivering over 27 hours of animation. Having a fully equipped location rig meant that we were able to continue shooting in Oxford at the same time. 





Wrath of The Titans

Clash: Back With A Vengeance

Client: Framestore

No stranger to working with mythical monsters and beings (in a virtual sense of course), Audiomotion were thrilled to work on Wrath of the Titans, the follow up to the 2010 blockbuster, Clash of the Titans.

Having previously recreated the flying Pegasus and action sequences for the first movie, our latest offering helped to bring Ogres to life through the magic of motion capture.





Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter Peaks at the Box Office

Client: MPC / Warner Bros

Audiomotion were delighted to work with award winning VFX house, MPC on the final instalment of the Harry Potter film franchise - Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Working with top stunt performers, our motion capture technology was used to create an army of
6,000 digital Deatheaters sent to descend on Hogwarts.

Released on 15th July 2011, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 smashed UK box office records after raking in £23m in its opening weekend.





Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Return To Narnia

Client: MPC / 20th Century Fox

After our creature work on Prince Caspian, we were entrusted once more with providing hundreds of digital double animations for the 20th Century Fox production, Dawn Treader.

Working with the award winning VFX team at MPC and a talented cast of actors & stuntmen, we skillfully brought the characters back to life for the third film installment set for cinematic release on 9th December 2010.




Gulliver's Travels

Mocap Large On Location

Client: Fox Productions

20th Century Fox’s highly anticipated remake, Gulliver’s Travels, features a larger than life cast headed by Jack Black as the renowned giant.

For the crowd scenes, VFX also went large on the mocap. Audiomotion installed a huge 20 metre x 20 metre capture volume at the famous Pinewood Studios, capturing up to 10 Lilliputians in every shot.

Coming to a big screen near you this Christmas.

Iron Man 2

Crowd, Camera, Action!

Client: Double Negative / Paramount Pictures

With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero 'Iron Man', billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, must forge new alliances - and confront powerful enemies.

Audiomotion worked with the Visual Effects team to capture the spectacular crowd scenes for the jaw-dropping Monaco Grand Prix fight sequence between Iron Man and Whiplash. With a blend of motion capture technology and stunning CGI effects, the results speak for themselves.

Clash Of The Titans

Bringing Pegasus to Life

Client: MPC / Warner Bros

Audiomotion was approached by award winning VFX team at MPC to capture action scenes for ‘Clash of the Titans,’ a remake of the 80’s classic featuring the war between man and the gods produced by Warner Bros.

Working with top stunt performers Audiomotion recreated fleeing crowd and soldier sequences for the Greek city of Argos using an assortment of ramp and stair props and most notably, simulating the flying Pegasus sequence using a mechanical horse rig.

Angels & Demons

Angels, Demons and Explosions

Client: Double Negative/ Sony Pictures Entertainment


For the eagerly awaited film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel of the same name, Audiomotion were asked by VFX company Double Negative to motion capture various digital crowd sequences including the complex explosion scenes in St Peter's Square.

In order to capture a realistic shockwave effect caused by the anti-matter explosion, a team of professional stunt artists and coordiantors were called in to perform the choreographed scenes. Using a of specially constructed ramps, wires and harnesses, we were able to carefully recreate everything from tremors to full scale blasts - all under a controlled environment.

Golden Compass

Oscar Winning Effects are Golden

Client: Framestore CFC / New Line Cinema

One of the biggest challenges for New Line Cinema, the studio behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy, was creating hundreds of characters for the giant battle scenes.

Audiomotion’s motion capture expertise was used to create "digital extras" for the climatic battle scenes and the 'gyptian' crew.

Using a replica of the gyptian ship, using rigging from the Cutty Sark restoration company, stunt men were filmed in combat and the images were replicated hundreds of times.

Winner of Best Visual Effects - 2008 Oscars

Prince Caspian

The Journey To Narnia Continues...

Client: MPC / Walt Disney

Capturing horses, dwarves and creating half human, half horse 'centaurs' for the great battle scenes was no problem for Audiomotion who took their expertise on location.

'Prince Caspian proved to be our most complex crowd project to date. One of our
big challenges was hybrid creatures which required complex motion editing. Audiomotion stepped up to the task, refining the solution to create some truly exciting sequences.' Adam Valdez - Animation Director, MPC

The Watchmen

Watching The Watchmen

Client: MPC / Warner Bros

The beginning of 2009 saw the highly awaited graphic novel inspired film adaptation of The Watchmen, a story set in an alternate timeline in which masked, costumed vigilantes fight crime.

With spectacular scenes and flashback sequences, The Watchmen is a visual treat with breathtaking digital effects. For the high impact riot sequence, Audiomotion were called in to capture the synchronised movements of various actors simultaneously. This digital data was then replicated and blended in with real life film extras to make up the huge CG crowds on the gritty streets of an 1970's America.

10,000 BC

Mocap Goes Prehistoric!

Client: MPC / Warner Bros

An epic adventure with epic special effects, 10,000 BC took two and a half years to make and cost a cool estimated $75million - mainly on the visual effects alone.

To create the huge pyramid scenes, stunt men were motion captured diving off a huge ramp, custom designed and built by our very own Audiomotion hands. And we didn't stop there...

Creating the opening action scenes in which the hero gets caught up in a hunting net and being dragged around by a mammoth was just another days work for the Audiomotion team - and the result is nothing short of spectacular.

Gladiator

Rome Can Be Built In A Day...

Client: Mill Film
 
Audiomotion were approached by Mill Film to provide motion capture data for the Ridley Scott's Oscar winning film 'Gladiator' starring Russell Crowe. Motion capture technology was essential, as the movie sets had been built using 3D graphics and therefore relied on 3D characters to create the illusion of a bustling Roman city.

Our high-tech capture equipment enabled Directors the freedom to capture complex animation sequences for long periods of time. Most notably, for some scenes in Gladiator, Audiomotion captured up to six actors simultaneously in order to record their synchronised movements.

Fred Claus

Elves Aplenty For Festive Flick

Client: MPC / Warner Bros

The filmmakers faced a huge task of creating hundreds of Santa's elves for this festive comedy caper starring Vince Vaughn.

"Santa's Toyshop was an interesting challenge" notes Director, David Dobkin. "It was important that the elves be played by real people. It is a movie about the human spirit, so I didn't want to diminish that theme.“


A Russian circus troupe consisting of 32 little people perfectly fit the bill. Mocap technology was used to duplicate the actors and render a number of unique-looking elves to fill the scenes by digitally altering their appearance.