(El Segundo, California--December 4, 2017) Animation and motion capture studio House of Moves
(HOM) announced two new hires, Selma Gladney-Edelman
as Executive Producer and Alastair Macleod
as Head of Production Technology. The experienced duo is coming on board as the studio shifts to offer more custom short and long form content, and expands its motion capture technology workflows to its slate of television, feature film, video game and corporate clients.
Selma Gladney-Edelman most recently served as Vice President of Marvel Television for their prime time and animated series. Selma has worked in film production, animation and visual effects, and was a producer on multiple episodic series at Walt Disney TV Animation, Cartoon Network and Universal Animation.
As Director of Production Management across all of the Discovery Channels she oversaw thousands of hours of television and film programming including TLC projects Say Yes To the Dress, Little People, Big World
and Toddlers and Tiaras,
while working on the team that garnered an Academy Award nomination for Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World
and two Emmy wins for Best Children’s Animated Series for Tutenstein
Scotland native Alastair Macleod is a highly regarded motion capture expert, and has worked in production, technology development, and as an animation educator. His production experience includes work on films such as Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions
, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
, and Kubo and the Two Strings
for facilities that include Laika, Image Engine, Weta Digital and others. Alastair pioneered full body motion capture and virtual reality at the research department of Emily Carr University in Vancouver; he was also the Head of Animation at Vancouver Film School and an Instructor at Capilano University in Vancouver. He also developed PeelSolve, a motion capture solver plug-in for Autodesk Maya. Alastair started his career in motion capture at Audiomotion in Oxford, England shortly after graduating from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.
“I am in awe of Selma and Alastair’s talent and am honored that they’ve chosen to join the House of Moves family,” said Brian Rausch, CEO, House of Moves. “We’ve always strived to deliver top quality animation, and Selma and Alastair have already introduced new approaches to production that will elevate the client experience to the next level.”
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About House of Moves
House of Moves has been the go-to studio for film, television, game and commercial creatives for over 20 years and has recently worked on projects for clients including Marvel, Microsoft, Activision, EA, , Capcom, NetherRealm Studios, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount, Square Enix and others. Its new 26,000 square foot El Segundo is home to a full performance capture volume capable of recording simultaneous high-quality audio with a capture session without any interfering background noise. For more information visit http://moves.com/