Thinker in Residence Garry Stewart, Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre

Deakin University’s Thinker in Residence program brings leading researchers from all over the world to work with our research groups to engage, develop and invigorate our research community. Next week the Deakin Motion.Lab welcomes Garry Stewart as Thinker in Residence. Garry Stewart is one of Australia’s most innovative and successful choreographers. He is internationally acclaimed for his unique style…

Australia Council Artlab: Mixed reality performance lab

Deakin HDR student Gorkem Acaroglu wins the prestigious Australia Council Inter-Arts 2012-2013 Artlab, with MIXED REALITY PERFORMANCE LAB: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH LABS EXPLORING THE USE OF LIVE INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN DRAMATIC THEATRE. The project is jointly hosted by the Deakin Motion.Lab and the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research. This Artlab will research the limits and opportunities for using…

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7UP Commercial – Dancing Penguin

The Deakin Motion.Lab was contracted by Alt.vfx to provide the motion capture data for 7UP’s newest commercial, a dance-off between Bollywood star Sharman Joshi and a virtual penguin. The role of the penguin was choreographed and performed by Simon Lind, known for his performance as the lead penguin in Happy Feet – Mumble. The television commercial is 7UP’s…

Toohey's Nocturnal Migration

Alt.vfx wins Gold Mobius award for “Nocturnal Migration”

Alt.vfx takes home the First Place Golden Statuette (Visual Effects/Television) in the 2011 Mobius Awards, for their “Nocturnal Migration” commercial. The clever use of motion capture technology mixed with live-action footage of deer roaming the streets of Auckland, has become a worldwide smash hit. We’re proud to be associated with this product, and it’s extremely…

Deer Motion Capture for Tooheys Extra Dry – Nocturnal Migration

The Deakin Motion.Lab team is proud to announce their first project involving a semi-wild quadruped – a deer used in the newest television campaign for Tooheys Extra Dry. Post production company Alt.vfx contracted the Deakin Motion.Lab to motion capture and retarget the movements of a live deer onto their digital deer replica. 44 shots were tracked, solved, animated and delivered…

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Good Game Spawn Point (ABC) visits the Motion.Lab

ABC’s TV show dedicated to video games, Good Game Spawn Point, met up with the Motion.Lab crew for a chat and some motion capture madness. Goose, the show’s field reporter talks to Daniel and Kim to figure out how a motion capture system works and what it’s used for. As expected, hilarious antics ensue. Check…

Fringe Festival Performance: 3D – A Dance Assault in Three Dimensions

A collaborative performance piece by Higher Degree by Research students Megan Beckwith and Steph Hutchison at the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Venue: No Vacancy Project Space, Federation Square, Melbourne Time: 30th September: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm;  1st & 2nd October: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Tickets: $5   3D is an immersive experience in an intimate space.  Megan Beckwith and Steph…

Choreotopography – December 3-4 2010

Performed at the Playhouse Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre, December 3 at 7.30pm, December 4 at 1pm and 7.30pm. Live motion capture & 3D stereo projection augment contemporary ballet, transforming the landscape of choreography into a 3D visual event. Watch Choreotopography on our youtube channel   Choreotopography places in dialogue environmental design and artistic/choreographic approaches to visualizing…