The ecological approach to visual perception and the actor performance captured in the gaming landscape

Delbridge, Matthew (2012) The ecological approach to visual perception and the actor performance captured in the gaming landscape. Animation Practice, Process & Production, 2(1-2), pp. 137-149.

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Abstract

The use of Performance Capture techniques in the creation of games that involve Motion Capture is a relatively new phenomenon. To date there is no prescribed methodology that prepares actors for the rigors of this new industry and as such there are many questions to be answered around how actors navigate these environments successfully when all available training and theoretical material is focused on performance for theatre and film. This article proposes that through a deployment of an Ecological Approach to Visual Perception we may begin to chart this territory for actors and begin to contend with the demands of performing for the motion captured gaming scenario.

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ID Code: 41189
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Motion Capture, Digital Performance, Gaming, Actor Training, Performance Capture
DOI: 10.1386/ap3.2.1-2.137_1
ISSN: 2042-7883
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Computer Gaming and Animation (190202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Divisions: Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Intellect Ltd.
Deposited On: 08 May 2013 22:31
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2014 21:32

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