MoCap Technical Director

Production Los Angeles, CA


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

Operates Vicon motion capture system in a live action shooting environment. Works with Mocap Supervisor to ensure quality data capture and stream during production.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Daily operation of Vicon motion capture system in a live action shooting environment
  • Daily calibration of the capture volume
  • Calibration of camera tracking objects
  • Calibration of prop tracking objects
  • Maintenance of markers, tracking objects, and mocap hardware
  • Work with camera dept and stage tech to fabricate tracking objects, and reliably attach tracking object & other devices to cameras
  • Assist with motion capture camera placement
  • Troubleshoot Vicon data quality
  • Ensure capture of all data, with slate names that are in sync with production
  • Communicates with the StageCraft team on the status of the camera tracking
  • Assists Mocap Lead with adjustment of mocap camera placement to ensure coverage
  • Assists with camera offset and lens calibration protocols
  • Route video signals

Education / Experience

  • Experience working with Vicon or other motion capture system
  • On-set production experience preferred

Required Skills / Competencies

  • Must be able to execute technically difficult work and maintain a productive attitude under the pressure of live action production.
  • Must have knowledge of film production.
  • Familiarity with video hardware and signals preferred.
  • Must be highly computer literate with Linux and Windows Operating Systems.
  • Must be an excellent troubleshooter to diagnose and solve issues in complex integrated systems of computers, video recording systems, software, and other sensor driven systems.
  • Familiar with a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures used in visual effects and film production.