Deakin Motion.Lab is a creative consultancy that intersects research, art and technology to deliver state-of-the-art innovative solutions. Bringing movement, performance, data and creativity together, Deakin Motion.Lab provides movement-based creative technology for a wide range of industries, including games, events, film, advertising and performance solutions.
The team is a highly-experienced collective of artists, designers and programming leaders who specialise in transmedia fields including virtual reality, augmented reality, performing arts, previsualisation, animation and motion capture services.
Deakin Motion.Lab was founded in 2006 through a partnership between Deakin University, Multimedia Victoria and Act3 Animation. The centre is based within the School of Communication and Creative Arts and collaborates closely with Deakin University’s Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR).
We offer high quality, full-body motion capture, provided by an experienced team that ensures the performance quality of your capture is precisely as you need it. We enjoy the challenge of sourcing the best possible talent and pipeline for your motion capture project, whoever and whatever that may be.
Researchers at the Deakin Motion.Lab undertake applied, practice-led artistic research into the emerging relationships between moving bodies and digital systems made possible by new technologies. Our research capacity has been enhanced and expanded through collaborative research with areas such as the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research and the Centre for Exercise and Sports Science in motion capture, human movement analysis and performance system design and control. Deakin Motion.Lab is unique in approaching art technology from a movement base, and is currently working on a number of major ARC (Australian Research Council) projects.
Deakin undergraduate students train in the state-of-the-art motion capture facility, learning from the team of experienced professionals that has delivered such internationally successful motion capture projects as Nocturnal Migration for Toohey’s Beer, created by Brisbane visual effects company Altv.fx and awarded a Cannes Silver Lion in 2012.