Post house Molinare has teamed up with motion capture specialist Centroid on a new venture, Centroid @Molinare.

The partnership between Molinare and Centroid begins with the unveiling of a bespoke full performance capture studio in the heart of Central London.

Molinare md Nigel Bennett previously headed up Pinewood’s post services.   Centroid is based at Pinewood and Centroid’s’s md Phil Stilgoe and Bennett worked on projects for a decade together at Pinewood Studios.

Centroid specialises in performance capture, character animation and VFX services for game development, film and television production. It has worked on productions, including Wonder Woman 1984, Game Of Thrones, The Dark Anthology series, Mary Poppins Returns, and Dunkirk.

Centroid has studios located in London, Belgrade and most recently Mumbai.

Molinare has built other service avenues this year delving into Interactive Audio by introducing games as part offering and creating a Casting division , specialising in casting roles for scanning VO and performance capture headed by Molinare’s Creative Director, Glen Gathard,  Head of Audio Facilities James Doyle,  and Director of Casting Sarah Lynch.

Nigel Bennett comments: “I am very happy to reignite a working relationship with Phil and his brilliant team at Centroid. They are the UK’s leading motion and performance capture provider and a major player on the international stage. Combining their expertise and our own in-house capabilities, led by our Creative Director, Glen Gathard, will be a potent blend and add creative depth to Molinare’s media services offer.”

Darren Woolfson Director of Technology and Visual Services for Molinare comments: “I am really excited about the opportunity to be working with Centroid again. They are experts in their field and leaders in the use of performance motion capture technology. Molinare and Centroid will now be able to work together in developing technology to support the entire p-capture to postproduction lifecycle.”

Phil Stilgoe comments: “I’m personally and professionally overjoyed to once again have Centroid working alongside Nigel, Glen and Sarah. Over the last decade we have partnered on many great projects which have laid the foundations on which we will continue to build. We offer world class story telling services not only at our fantastic, huge studio in Uxbridge but also right in the beating heart of Soho at Molinare’s vibrant creative hub.”

Jon Creamer

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