SO I’M GOING TO GUATEMALA! I’m sure you’re thinking: “But why are you going to Guatemala?” I’ll tell you:
The studio that I’m working for does motion capture. I’ve helped with this in the past. We are using a NEW technology for motion capture, though… It’s not the balls and sensors motion capture that you might have become familiar with. We’re using a motion capture suit by Xsens. It’s a WIRELESS, CAMERALESS, Bluetooth suit that you can literally take ANYWHERE. And we’re taking ours to Guatemala!
There is an animation company in Guatemala that is creating an innovative video game for the Play Station. They have great resources, but need help with motion capture for some of their animation sequences. They are one of the few animation studios in Guatemala and the only video game studio. Unfortunately for them, there aren’t any resources for motion capture there yet, so that’s where we come in. Our studio offers some good rates on motion capture including offsite motion capture (because our tech works so well for that). They hired us and I’m going to assist with the motion capture with one of the company’s owners and a translator/personal assistant. My technical skills with the software AND my Spanish speaking made me a good candidate, and I’m going to Guatemala for a little over a week.
Fortunately my other job is flexible and one of my co-workers needs some extra hours, so I even got the time off work with no problem. I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures and let y’all know how that goes. I’ve heard some really wonderful as well as some scary reviews of the country, but I’m sure it will be a really good experience.
How exciting! I leave on the 13th!!!