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Congratulations Garry Stewart

posted: 19 09 2013

Congratulations to Garry Stewart, Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre, for his 5 star review in The Age for 'Proximity', presented at the Melbourne Arts Centre in August.

 

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I Frankenstein

posted: 19 09 2013

Deakin Motion.Lab was excited to have been involved in motion capture the upcoming film I Frankenstein starring Aaron Eckhart, Miranda Otto & Bill Nighy. 

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Victorian Opera

posted: 19 09 2013

We have just completed a fantastic project with Victorian Opera, Sunday in the Park with George that received wonderful reviews with 5 stars in Theatre People and 4 stars in The Age.

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Abbott's Village Bakery Commercial - Free Range Bread

posted: 03 04 2013

Teamed up with Alt.vfx once again, the Deakin Motion.Lab brings to life some "free range bread" for Abbott's Village Bakery.

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New Degree in Animation and Motion Capture starting 2013

posted: 25 08 2012

 Deakin's new Bachelor of Creative Arts (Animation and Motion Capture) has just been announced, with first intake for 2013.

This new degree combines traditional 2D animation, CG and 3D techniques, and the power of motion capture to create sensational animated movement for games, film and video. More info at deakin.edu.au/future-students/courses/course.php .

Apply through VTAC for 2013 entry www.vtac.edu.au/

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Thinker in Residence Garry Stewart, Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre

posted: 30 06 2012

Deakin University's Thinker in Residence program brings leading researchers from all over the world to work with our research groups to engage, develop and invigorate our research community. Next week the Deakin Motion.Lab welcomes Garry Stewart as Thinker in Residence. 

 

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Australia Council Artlab: Mixed reality performance lab

posted: 15 06 2012

Deakin HDR student Gorkem Acaroglu wins the prestigious Australia Council Inter-Arts 2012-2013 Artlab, with MIXED REALITY PERFORMANCE LAB: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH LABS EXPLORING THE USE OF LIVE INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN DRAMATIC THEATRE. The project is jointly hosted by the Deakin Motion.Lab and the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research.

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UK artists in residence at Deakin Motion.Lab

posted: 15 06 2012

UK artists Ruth Gibson & Bruno Martelli will be resident at Deakin Motion.Lab during July & August 2012 as a part of the ARC Discovery Project Building Innovative Capacity in Australian Dance.

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7UP Commercial - Dancing Penguin

posted: 16 02 2012

The Deakin Motion.Lab was contracted by Alt.vfx to provide the motion capture data for 7UP's newest commercial, a dance-off between Bollywood star Sharman Joshi and a virtual penguin. The role of the penguin was choreographed and performed by Simon Lind, known for his performance as the lead penguin in Happy Feet – Mumble.

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Alt.vfx wins Gold Mobius award for "Nocturnal Migration"

posted: 01 02 2012

Alt.vfx takes home the First Place Golden Statuette (Visual Effects/Television) in the 2011 Mobius Awards, for their  "Nocturnal Migration" commercial. The clever use of motion capture technology mixed with live-action footage of deer roaming the streets of Auckland, has become a worldwide smash hit.

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