Magazine article Screen International

NFTS Partners with Andy Serkis' the Imaginarium to Launch Performance Capture Course

Magazine article Screen International

NFTS Partners with Andy Serkis' the Imaginarium to Launch Performance Capture Course

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The NFTS has partnered with The Imaginarium - the performance capture studio and production company co-founded by actor-director Andy Serkis and producer Jonathan Cavendish - to deliver a new VFX course.

The 10-week Certificate in Performance Capture, starting in February 2016, will train people to work in this fast expanding area of the film and games industry.

It will be taught by industry professionals at both the NFTS, in Beaconsfield, and The Imaginarium, based at Ealing Studios where students will receive a two-week work placement.

Graduates will produce a fully-realised performance capture sequence to be shown at an industry screening. There is also a guaranteed paid job contract for one graduate at the end of each course.

Tony Orsten, CEO of The Imaginarium Studios, said there was an urgent need to train people to work in performance capture: "Our remit, as championed by our founder and creative mentor, Andy Serkis, is to tell next generation stories using our techniques and technologies. …

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