Animatrik and NantStudios Bring Performance Capture to LA

Leading performance capture provider, Animatrik Studios, is pleased to announce its partnership with virtual production specialist NantStudios to offer industry-leading performance capture services in Culver City, Los Angeles.

Building upon the success of its Virtual Production ecosystem, NantStudios is investing in the future of performance capture with its technology-driven creative hub in LA for domestic and international productions.

Following its successful partnership with Technicolor Creative Studios in 2022, NantStudios new performance capture stage with Animatrik brings a new level of technical capability and creative thinking to the Culver City location. Continued investment in next-generation tools for film, TV, and games is driving economic growth, with the new stage already booking productions of all scales.

“It’s exciting to be partnering with NantStudios on our latest venture,” says Brett Ineson, CEO of Animatrik Studios. “By joining their existing services and location and bringing our expertise on board, we will be able to offer one of the most advanced performance capture stages and post-process pipelines in the world.”

Performance capture technology enables the movements of live-action actors to be translated into 3D data for animation. This capability is at the heart of films such as Avatar: The Way of Water, Avengers: Endgame, and Ready Player One, along with games including the lauded God of War Ragnarok.

“We’re continuing to expand our virtual production offering globally and we are committed to fostering strong relationships with companies and clients who share our passion for utilizing virtual production. This innovative approach to filmmaking is revolutionizing the industry, unlocking new avenues of storytelling that were previously unimaginable,” comments Keaton Heinrichs, Vice President of Business & Operations at NantStudios. “As we stand witness to this exciting time in media, we eagerly anticipate our continued partnership with Animatrik to spearhead the performance capture aspect of this growth and bring forth a new era of cinematic excellence,” adds Michele Chan Soon-Shiong, President of NantStudios.

The stage is now open and taking bookings, leveraging commercial partnerships within the NantWorks ecosystem of companies to offer fully integrated services including performance capture, real-time art asset creation, consulting and LED in-camera visual effects.


About Animatrik Film Design
With performance capture stages in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Animatrik is the leading provider of motion capture, previsualization, and virtual cinematography services. With the largest independent motion capture, purpose-built sound stage in North America, and an expert team of technicians and visual effects artists, Animatrik is a proven provider of motion data for many of the world’s most successful CGI-heavy films, TV series, and games to date.

About NantStudios
NantStudios, a NantWorks company, founded in 2012 by Michele B. Chan Soon-Shiong, is a state-of-the-art full-service production ecosystem comprised of traditional, broadcast, and virtual production stages with high-speed layer 1 connectivity. The NantWorks ethos is rooted in the spirit of dynamic innovation, and this drives NantStudios’ expansion as it leads the way for the coming decades of media transformation. The company is headquartered in El Segundo in Los Angeles County, California.