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December Rigging Dojo’s Artist in Residence (A.I.R) : Matt Kapfhammer

December 2014 (A.I.R) this Friday 12th – 9pm EST

With Matt Kapfhammer from Weta Digital

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Our Monthly live web meeting continues with a long time Rigging Dojo friend and supporter, Matt Kapfhammer who will present an overview of his TD Toolkit.
Currently a motion capture technical director: at WETA Digital , Matt is in the mocap group doing pipeline and media management with lots of python goodness.

Masters of CG: Kevin Sherwood on dragons, dwarves and dinosaurs


Matthew is a Technical Artist who graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s of Science in Media Arts & Animation.

His career began at a small VFX facility near Pittsburgh, PA, as generalist where he moved up to be the Animation & Motion Capture Supervisor. He then went on to work at ImageMovers Digital, Blur Studio and is currently at WetaDigital as a Motion Capture Technical Director working with the Motion Capture team to develop workflows and tools for their virtual production pipeline.

Matthew’s project work includes: The Hobbit trilogy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Man of Steel, The Avengers, The Adventures of Tintin, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Mars Needs Moms, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Batman: Arkham City, The Goon, Firefall, Star Wars The Old Republic and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

See you then,
Josh, Brad and Chad

*Matt is not a talking dragon

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