Motion Capture Innovation Studio

CAMERA Innovation Studio

What’s on offer?

Are you a Creative SME or Sole Trader active in the South West?

Using the latest immersive and creative technology CAMERA are offering you a participatory workshop plus shooting time absolutely free of charge at our new Bristol Innovation Studio.

Suitable for companies working in XR, game design, VFX, film production or digital content creation, theatre, arts or music organisations who are keen to offer audiences digital experiences, our expertise will help you apply Motion Capture techniques to the need of your business.

Sign up today for 12 hours of our support including the following

  • Intro call (30mins)
  • Practical workshop introducing Model/Character/Avatar creation, and movement capture techniques to drive such assets in game engines Unreal or Unity (3hrs) (Next workshops September – October 2021)
  • Bespoke Studio and post production time (8.5hrs)

About the CAMERA workshop – Apply

Our popular workshop, taking place in person at our studio at the Bottle Yard in Bristol, begins with attendees pre-selecting an avatar for use in Unreal, then guides you through the steps required to drive it in real time using off the shelf technology such as Xsens’ marker suits as used in films, TV and gaming content. We’ll also explain other ways to capture motion including markerless (no suit) and volumetric scanning in 4D.

Know more and get some hand on experience in:

  • Movement Capture and Application (Humans, Animals, Whatever) including 4D
  • Character Animation
  • Digital Production Technology
  • Off the shelf, DIY approaches to low cost delivery

You’ll leave understanding the newest ways film, game, app and animated content is produced using captured movement from actors, dancers and animals, and how physical actors like Andy Serkis are providing CGI characters with realistic creature movement using high spec Motion Capture technology, and computer controlled bone structures.

Over a fun-packed and informative morning, you’ll actively participate in live Motion Capture, shooting footage to animate a ready-made metahuman character. You’ll also learn ways to capture and animate characters for XR and immersive experiences in affordable DIY set ups.

About the Free Studio Time – Apply

Following this, you’ll get additional studio and post production time to test out ideas and the chance to take data away to play with in software packages at home or the office

Qualifying attendees gain access to our state of the art Innovation Studio facility, including a new instrumented treadmill, for testing and data collection, and benefit from access to our technical expertise to help you innovate towards new products, services and content for consumers in the digital space.

To take advantage of CAMERA’s workshop plus studio time offer

~ You need to be registered with Companies House or a registered Sole Trader

~ Your business needs to be an SME as defined by the European Commission (

~ Your business must have an operations address in the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership area (Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire)

~ You need to meet the De Minimis state aid criteria – received no more than €200,000 de Minimis aid over the last three fiscal years (We will ask you to complete a State Aid declaration to verify this)

~ The applicant (you) should be the founder or the CEO of the business, and be the person who is responsible for driving the growth of the business

Please contact us if you would like to have a discussion in advance of an application.

Submit an application

Your application will be checked to verify whether you meet the ERDF eligibility criteria. We will contact you if we have any queries and to let you know the outcome.

If you participate in the programme you will be required to complete evaluation and impact surveys during and after the programme, and you will be required to provide evidence of jobs created, and products and services developed (if applicable) as a result of completing the programme.



About the Studio

CAMERA’s brand new second studio, at The Bottle Yard Studios, offers state-of-the-art digital innovation facilities, including a high-end motion capture array and an instrumented walkway for high-end gait analysis.

The team at CAMERA provides funded business support, training and product development expertise. We make our research in novel applications of motion capture technology available to digital creative and healthcare SMEs in the West of England region.

We have a portfolio of targeted and tailored resources, including a motion capture workshop series and expert consultancy, to start-up and micro-enterprises.

Get in touch to see what support we can offer your business!