Leading motion capture studio House of Moves, a division of Vicon Motion Systems, has hired Scott Gagain (SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW) as exec producer. Gagain adds to the growing concentration of talent and technology at the companys state-of-the-art Marina del Rey facility and will apply his six years in film, television and video game motion capture to shepherd House of Moves client and project development. He was previously vp of sales and marketing at motion capture vendor Motion Analysis Studios in Los Angeles.
We know Scotts experience in the industry and believe he has the personal attributes and skills to help the companys clients, stated Tom Tolles, ceo, House of Moves. Maximizing his combination of industry knowledge and technical acumen will allow House of Moves to continue and cultivate its customer relationships and service on a level unmatched in the industry. Along with building the right facility and incorporating the right equipment, the third leg we stand on is having the right personnel. Right now, were feeling great about the momentum we have with all of these pieces in place.
Given the acquisition by Vicon and the rollout of breakthrough motion capture cameras and technology like Vicon MX, joining House of Moves at this moment was a great opportunity, Gagain said. Not only are House of Moves and Vicon market leaders, but theres also a sense of growth and forward direction about the company thats very tangible and exciting. As I step into this role, Im looking forward to applying the broad general knowledge I have in the motion capture business, as well as tapping into House of Moves vast resources to help clients push new boundaries for things that can be accomplished.
In his former capacity, Gagain worked with major studios on motion capture for numerous music videos, television series and computer games. Other recent film and television credits include I, ROBOT and the Discovery Channel show EXTREME MARTIAL ARTS.
Gagain joined Motion Analysis as a tracker, building a hands-on knowledge of the entire motion capture pipeline. He attended East Carolina University and entered the motion capture field with an arts and graphics background at Netter Digital Entertainment Inc., a North Hollywood, California-based entertainment production company specialized in computer graphics production and digital post.
House of Moves (www.moves.com) provides professional motion capture services, stock 3D data and custom 3D animation tools for the entertainment industry. With expertise dating back to 1985 and credits ranging from TITANIC to SPIDER-MAN 2, House of Moves has completed hundreds of animation projects, including feature films, electronic games, television commercials, broadcast television series and on-line character animation/content for the Web.
Vicon Motion Systems (www.vicon.com) is a subsidiary of OMG plc with global headquarters in Oxford, U.K, and U.S. headquarters in Lake Forest, California. OMG subsidiary 2d3 Ltd. produces innovative visual geometry software deriving 3D data from moving images. Since 1984, VICON has been providing professionals with the latest tools to accurately capture the subtleties of three-dimensional human motion for research, medicine, sport, engineering, game development, broadcast and film.