We are thrilled to announce that CAMERA’s new Innovation Motion Capture Studio will be based right here at The Bottle Yard Studios.

Joining our thriving hub of creative on-site tenants, CAMERA will occupy our 660 sq.mt. Tank House 3 to provide world leading research expertise in visual computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, sports, rehabilitation, biomechanics, creative production and technical skills to the region’s thriving digital creative and digital healthcare clusters.

Cllr Craig Cheney, Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Finance, Governance, Performance and Culture says: “CAMERA’s new Innovation Motion Capture Studio is an exciting addition to The Bottle Yard’s creative hub. Offering state-of-the-art technology combined with tailored resources and consultancy, it will create invaluable new production and post-production opportunities to a wide spectrum of companies in the region, not least of course our existing film, television, advertising and live broadcast clients.

“This fantastic new motion capture resource will mean the sky is the limit for content creators in the West of England and we’re delighted to host it here at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol, City of Film.”

Funded by the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF), CAMERA will bring together regional academic leaders with industry specialists and world leading training institutions, to provide business support, training and product development expertise to the region’s digital creative and digital healthcare SMEs.

Specific collaboration areas will include; development of high end and affordable motion capture and analysis technologies for creative content generation for gaming, film, TV, VR and AR; dual location real time streaming of motion capture data for live performances; development of intelligent tools for post-production in VFX; development of next generation performance analysis and physical rehabilitation tools for the sports and healthcare sectors.

Darren Cosker, CAMERA Director, says: “This new Innovation Motion Capture Studio at The Bottle Yard Studios is such an important addition for CAMERA and our project partners; Bath Spa University, Radium Audio Ltd and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. It will give us the means to make the research and expertise in novel applications of motion capture technology developed by CAMERA and our partners available to 100 digital creative and healthcare SMEs in the West of England region over the next 3 years.

“The ambition is to significantly lower the barriers to adoption and exploitation of this technology for small companies in our region, and in doing so, increase their capacity for innovation and general productivity. All support is provided at no cost to the individual companies, thanks to funding received from the European Structural Investment Fund.”

Find out more at https://www.camera.ac.uk/innovation-studio.