Past Meetup

Create your own 3D motion capture studio using the Kinect

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Directions

Pratt Digital Media is on the 4th floor of Myrtle Hall on the Pratt Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Ave. (You cannot enter from the Myrtle Ave. side of the building). Attendees need to bring some form of ID as there is entrance security staff.

Once you take the elevator to the 4th floor walk through the double doors and to the left. Their will be a reception desk and to the left of it is the Digital Arts Office. (*Call on her cell[masked] or Pratt office line[masked] if there is any confusion).

If you are coming by subway, you can get off the "G" train at the Washington/Clinton stop or at the Classon Ave stop, or by bus the B38 and B54 buses both run by the campus. If you are driving, you can park in visitor parking in front of Myrtle Hall.

Description

Animators—create your own 3D motion capture studio in your living room! Get started using the Kinect for inexpensive, DIY, full-body motion capture; with little or no programming experience, you can record, play back, and stream OpenNI skeleton data, using it to rig characters and other movements in animation and VJ software. And for After Effects, a UI panel with automatic setup and rigging means you can be up and running in minutes.

Bios:
Nick Fox-Gieg is an animator based in Toronto and New York. His film “The Orange” won the jury prize for Best Animated Short at SXSW 2010; his films have also screened at the Ottawa, Rotterdam, and TIFF film festivals, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and on CBC TV. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to the Netherlands in 2006, and has received media arts grants from Bravo!FACT, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the arts councils of Ontario, Pennsylvania, Toronto, and West Virginia. Fox-Gieg holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. He’s currently a Fellow at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in NYC.

Victoria Nece is the Director of Animation and Graphic Design for The Documentary Group in New York. Her work ranges from Kinect-controlled digital puppetry to data visualization, and has appeared on Frontline, American Masters, Primetime and 20/20, as well as in national theatrical releases and the award-winning educational series The Constitution Project. Victoria has a BFA in Film and Television (Animation Concentration) from New York University, and has been using After Effects for more than a decade and Photoshop since she was eight years old.