Premier Animation Studio Provided Body Motion Capture Expertise to Create CG Promo with Oscar(R)-winning Visual Effects Company
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NEW YORK, New York - December 7, 2007 - Perspective Studios, an industry-leading computer animation production house, today announced that the company collaborated with The Mill New York to create the commercial for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune [span style="font-size:6pt"]TM[/span] for PLAYSTATION [span style="font-size:7pt"]®[/span] 3 (PS3 [span style="font-size:6pt"]TM[/span] ) computer entertainment system. Tasked with creating a full CG environment with realistic animated characters, The Mill team worked closely with Perspective Studios to motion capture Nolan North, the voice actor for Nathan Drake - the main character for Uncharted.
"Being able to work with Nolan North has allowed us to maintain authenticity in the TV spot," said Joshua Merck, lead animator of The Mill New York. "Access to North was crucial in our efforts to create realistic body movements, and working with Perspective Studios enabled us to capture the finer details of his performance."
"It was a remarkable opportunity to apply our expertise towards the creation of a commercial for such a highly-anticipated title," said Keith Robinson, SVP Animation Production at Perspective Studios. "The Mill New York has done an amazing job re-creating the environments with great detail and realistic feel."
The 24-second spot forUncharted is available at http://ny.beam.tv/beamreels/reel_player.php?SGKzJGPDsJ&resize=1&xip=45755327.
About The Mill
The Mill ( www.the-mill.com), founded in 1990, is one of the largest post-production facilities for commercial visual effects in the industry. Our award winning post-production house has been rated best visual effects facility in London several years in a row. In 2002, The Mill Group Inc. expanded upon its success opening a satellite facility in New York City and, in January of 2007, opened an additional facility in Santa Monica, California.
About Perspective Studios
Perspective Studios is an industry-leading CG animation production house that operates the East Coast's largest and most sophisticated motion-capture facility. In addition to developing new animation franchises, the company offers a wide range of services, including creative development, motion capture, and animation for video games, broadcast television, commercials, and film. The studio's expert production team has provided top-quality animation services for such notable interactive entertainment clients as Rockstar Games, THQ, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, and Microsoft Game Studios. In late 2007, Perspective expects to open its new West Coast motion capture and animation studio in Santa Monica, California. More information about Perspective Studios is available at www.perspectivestudios.com.