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Silver Spoon Opens New York MoCap Studio

New 12,000 square foot Brooklyn facility provides comprehensive capture, scanning and post processing services.

BROOKLYN -- Full-service performance capture studio Silver Spoon has opened its doors in Brooklyn, New York, making it one of the largest commercially available MoCap studios on the East Coast. Silver Spoon boasts a highly equipped 12,000 sq. foot facility, a comfortable MoCap stage, production offices with full amenities, and a comprehensive service offering including body and facial capture, rigging and scanning, and post processing. The deep experience of the Silver Spoon team spans motion capture and animation for commercials, award-winning AAA Games, and major motion pictures.

“This entity fills a void for motion capture in New York,” said Silver Spoon managing director Dan Pack. “Looking at the incredible work being done by local VFX shops in commercials, film and TV on the east coast, the missing piece was an all-encompassing performance capture and virtual production studio,” Pack noted. “In fact, when we embarked on this venture with our Studio A last fall, we thought we might focus only on MoCap, but we found that there was a need for a much broader offering.”

The capabilities of Silver Spoon run the capture gamut, with the goal of pushing the boundaries of motion capture. “Our studio is rooted in quality and innovation,” Pack explained. “We continuously develop new pipelines and techniques, all while making them more accessible to artists. The future of the motion capture industry is increasing affordability, availability and accessibility.”

“Ultimately, we want people to do more work here in NY,” Pack said, pointing to the value of real-time production capabilities and virtual production in the aid of previsualization, as well as the need for high-end, real-time CG content. “Our job is to provide support to so many already-great East Coast artists. And the NY Tax incentives are so lucrative, that most clients are looking to do more work here, given the chance.”

Specs

  • 65’x55’ Stage with 16' to 20' high ceilings, and a capture volume of approximately 53x50.
  • 48-camera Vicon Vantage system running latest version of Vicon Shogun
  • Four 4k reference cameras from multiple angles
  • BlackMagic Multiview for multiple video monitoring
  • Ambient Lockit Timecode and Sync Generators
  • 32-camera Optitrack system exclusively for VR

Source: Silver Spoon

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