MoCap Supervisor

Production Los Angeles, CA


Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

Supervisor of the motion capture, data collection, and camera tracking systems on set. Responsible for set up of capture systems in a volume as well as establishing workflows with Camera and Virtual Production departments to ensure quality data capture and stream during production.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare stage and capture systems for real-time capture in a live action shooting environment in collaboration with the Virtual Production Supervisor
  • Oversee motion capture system setup, calibration, and operation during shooting
  • Ensure quality real-time camera tracking data and the integrity of all captured data
  • Regular work with Stagecraft team to verify position and alignment of tracked camera in a volume
  • Direct layout of motion capture cameras and makes adjustments in response to changing conditions on set
  • Responsible for maintenance of markers (passive and active) and tracking objects for use on cameras, props, occasionally actors, and for set registration
  • Work with the camera department to ensure tracking objects and other sensors (such as FIZ logger) are always attached and calibrated, to ensure quality realtime tracking data
  • Coordinate camera offset and lens calibration during lens changes
  • Ensure recording of motion capture and camera data for each take, keep slate names in sync with production
  • Ensure synchronization of timecode between camera, audio and motion capture systems
  • Responsible for uptime of the realtime data-stream

Education / Experience

  • On-set motion capture experience required.
  • Experience with setup and operation of Vicon Motion Capture systems and software.

Required Skills / Competencies

  • Must be able to execute technically difficult work and maintain a productive attitude under the pressure of live action production.
  • 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 live-action film production
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
  • Must be detail oriented, highly organized and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Fabrication skills for production and maintenance of tracking objects preferred.
  • Familiarity with video hardware and signals preferred.


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