Famous Studios partners Centroid UK to set up Mumbai’s first Motion Capture Lab

MUMBAI: Famous Studios has collaborated with Centroid UK to bring Motion Capture to India. The studio has claimed that it has created the city’s first end-to-end Motion Capture Lab, ready to add value to Indian visual content.

The fully-equipped lab has been set up at Famous Studios, Mahalaxmi. Built over 1500 sq. ft, the Motion Capture Lab at Famous Studios will support artists through the entire journey, from shooting to post-production.

The lab was launched, and a walk-through was undertaken by Centroid CEO, producer Phil Stilgoe. To highlight the real potential, he gave a live demonstration of the implementation of Motion Capture; from the recording of movement to the post-processing output.

Internationally, Motion Capture has contributed greatly to film-making & gaming, through films like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Godzilla’, ‘Ant-Man’, ‘Mad Max’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed’.

By bringing this to India, Famous Studios is looking to pave the way for a new dimension of film-making, animation, and visual innovation. The lab will bring in internationally-aligned technology, setting the stage for Indian artists and creators. Some of the services that are now on offer are Motion and Performance Capture, Previs and virtual production, character pipelines for the game and VR developers, crowd sim solutions.

Stilgoe said, “India is one of the talent lakes in the entertainment sector. Not only is the creativity top-notch, but the development of the sector is also in the hands of innovative professionals who are increasingly hungry to create greatness. Monetarily, there is massive growth potential. Integration of technology will only enhance what we already have here, creating visual gold for the viewer. Partnering with Famous Studios is a no-brainer for us. Not only do they have a strong position and reputation built over seven decades, but they also have time and again showed their readiness to adopt new technology”.

Famous Studios MD Anant Roongta said, “At Famous Studios, it has always been our endeavour to deliver the best. Be that technology, processing, ideation, or any kind of support. With Centroid, we lay the foundation for India to drive a new dimension of art, thus fostering the development & growth of the creative sector.”

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