Sophia Antipolis, France (June 12, 2007) – REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce that Europe’s leading visual effects and computer animation studio, Framestore CFC, has selected Movimento as their motion capture solution of choice for their 2007/2008 film production program. Framestore CFC is the largest visual effects and computer animation studio in Europe, with over 20 years of experience in digital film and video technology. REALVIZ Movimento is a state-of-the-art video-based motion capture solution, “Powered by SMART”, REALVIZ’ powerful automatic 3D tracking engine.
REALVIZ Movimento was unveiled at SIGGRAPH 2006 in Boston, and offers the unique capability to capture the motion of any non-rigid object (humans, animals) in post-production, from synchronized image sequences with total flexibility:
– Starting from 2 cameras, to as many as required
– Cameras can be fixed or moving.
– Cameras can be of different frame rates and definitions
– No need for a motion capture studio
REALVIZ Movimento expands the boundaries of the traditional motion capture studio by offering the ability to take the motion capture process beyond the studio to where the action is. Movimento offers users a complete and flexible solution for facial, hand, arm and full-body motion capture across a wide range of applications, from special effects, games, animation, biomechanical research, sports science, orthopedics and engineering, to behavioral analysis.
The Framestore CFC work schedule for 2007/2008 includes: ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, ‘His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’ and ‘Batman – The Dark Knight’, which is scheduled for release in 2008
Movimento is a new generation of Mocap tool – easier to use and employing clever built-in algorithms that save us production time, allowing a quick turn-around for those shots.
” Christophe Meslin, Head of Systems Support, Framestore CFC
We have been close partners with Framestore CFC for a number of years now, and are extremely honored that their team of incredibly talented, award-winning artists have chosen REALVIZ Movimento for their work on the next ‘Batman’ project, amongst others. Movimento is now being used in many post production houses, gaming and animation studios worldwide. Here at REALVIZ, we are committed to making Movimento a uniquely powerful tool for feature film production, essential to any pipeline, and the most complete and flexible mocap solution for any digital artist or producer.
François Belot, REALVIZ SFX Manager
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About Framestore CFC
Framestore CFC is the largest visual effects and computer animation studio in Europe, with over 20 years of experience in digital film and video technology. The company has won numerous international awards including two Technical Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three BAFTA Craft Awards and thirteen Primetime Emmy Awards. The company’s movie portfolio includes work on such films as ‘Children of Men’, ‘Superman Returns’, ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and every Harry Potter film. Recent Digital Intermediate projects include: ‘Mr. Bean’s Holiday’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Hannibal Rising’, ‘Last King of Scotland’, ‘Casino Royale’, ‘The Queen’ and ‘United 93’. Recent television work includes ‘Primeval’, ‘Prehistoric Park’, ‘Ocean Odyssey’, ‘Space Odyssey’: ‘Voyage to the Planets’, and all of the ‘Walking with…’ series. Among Framestore CFC’s notable commercial credits are ‘Casino Royale’ – Title Sequence, Vauxhall C’mon campaign, Sure Go Wild, Guinness noitulovE, Dairy Crest Cityside, Johnnie Walker Fish, Levi’s Odyssey and Guinness Surfer.
REALVIZ is a leading developer of image based creation software headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France, with satellite sales offices in Los Angeles, London and Paris. REALVIZ develops a suite of image-based content creation solutions for the film, broadcast, gaming, digital imaging, architecture and Internet communities. Derived from years of research efforts at the renowned INRIA Lab in France, the Company’s applications enable 2D and 3D artists to easily and cost-effectively tackle complex digital imaging projects. REALVIZ’ award-winning products are used by thousands of professional photographers, as well as leading production and effects houses, web design, game development and architectural companies worldwide, including Boeing, Daimler Chrysler, The Orphanage, Inc, Cinesite, Framestore CFC, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Electronic Arts, Duran Duboi and many others.
REALVIZ technology has been used to create stunning visual effects in many recent major movies, including: ‘Blades of Glory’, ‘Zodiac’, ‘Goal!2: Living the Dream’, ‘The Host’, ‘Children of Men’, ‘Superman Returns’, ‘V for Vendetta’, ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, ‘Lord of War’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Sin City’, ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, ‘Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow’, and ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’.
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