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Get to know performance capture with James Knight

James Knight, who worked on James Cameron’s Avatar while at Giant Studios, knows motion capture, or more precisely “performance capture.” It’s his specialty, as they say.

Knight is currently at BluStreak Media, a vertically integrated film and post studio, based on the Universal lot. The team has credits that include Real Steel, The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and the Iron Man franchise. He also works with DuMonde Visual Effects, Richard Edlund’s company.

I thought it would be fun to get some insight and pointers from this LA-based Englishman on an area of the industry that not many know a lot about. He was kind enough to oblige.

So here’s James:

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