Today, Imaginarium Studios the pioneering Performance Capture and Virtual Production company, announced an expansion to its facilities by opening a cutting-edge motion capture studio at SIDE London in partnership with PTW, a leading enterprise games services company that provides technical and creative solutions to numerous developers and studios globally.

With the creation of this new studio in Tileyard London (King’s Cross) development teams can now record dialogue and capture full body character performances simultaneously and all in one place. Developers will benefit from streamlined processes and enhanced creative control throughout the entire production cycle.

Commenting on the partnership Alex Hill, Imaginarium Business Development Manager, said “Opening a brand-new performance capture volume in central London, in partnership with SIDE London, is optimal for our gaming clients. This additional capacity, combined with the ability to simultaneously record an ADR session with HMC and body motion, gives us a high quality and cost-effective turnkey service.”

The latest development from SIDE and Imaginarium at SIDE London, the mocap facility, takes the studio beyond automated dialogue replacement capabilities (ADR), allowing for full performance capture of the face, body, and fingers of up to two characters, for more narrative driven game scenes. The smaller, more centrally located space for Imaginarium allows for a comfortable experience for partners at a London recording studio.

“Technology has always driven innovation in the gaming industry, and PTW prides itself on consistently working with the best to create world-class solutions,” said PTW CEO, Deborah Kirkham. “Our partnership with Imaginarium gives our clients end-to-end control over their creative vision – something that all our customers want, but very few service providers can truly offer.”

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Allan Torp Jensen
Author: Allan Torp Jensen

Allan has worked on visual effects for feature films and television for 20 years. He has experience of the full VFX pipeline but has focused on compositing for the past 15 years and has been a Lead Compositor and Compositing Supervisor on various shows. He has worked with the talented people at Cinesite, Bluebolt VFX, Automatik VFX in London, and Weta Digital in New Zealand. For the past five years, he has worked remotely at his own Torper Studio on various high-end TV and feature film projects.