One-stop shop for Full Performance capture/ Motion capture production

 

Facial capture ADR, Voice over and ADR productions

 

Production services for Live action contents

 

One-stop shop for Full Performance capture/ Motion capture production

 

Facial capture ADR, Voice over and ADR productions

 

Production services for Live action contents

our Services

Motion Capture/ Production Service

With a combined 20 years of experience working as producers with top-tier clients, actors, and vendors in the Motion Capture industry, we are experienced in providing professional, unique and flexible production services that fit each client’s needs.

We can take care your production from beginning to end as a full package, or you can pick and choose the service you need, such as script Supervising and AD, and more.

Voice Recording / Editing

Voice is what makes CG characters truly come alive. Working in ADR for the past 15 years, we understand the importance of vo, and how it raises the quality of the product. We carefully choose vo actors, directors, and engineers who can bring to the fullest potential. We cater to each client’s needs and budget, and guide your production all the through to delivery.

Casting Service

With endless resources of Hollywood talents and close relationship with agencies/ managers, We have access to top Hollywood actors and a variety of talents with special skills to fulfill different types of production. 

We cast both Union and Non-Union projects, and also provide talent coordination when shooting overseas. 

Localization

A good story is universal, but it needs the right tool to get communicated. Understanding both U.S. and Japanese culture, we help bridging each character and the story to cross the boundary from Japan to the U.S., and vice versa. We also provide subtitle service for anime, TV, and films.

Major credits include: Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil: Vendetta, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition and more…

On-site Translation

Being on set can be stressful, especially when there are language and cultural barriers. With our 10+ year experience in dealing with Japanese and U.S. clients on the same set, we assess the priority, yet getting the points across from both parties, minimizing the time, and making sure everyone is on the same page at all time.

Production Services

As a full production service company, we can provide professional assistance to your production needs from beginning to end including scheduling, budgeting, script breakdown, localization (English / Japanese)  and more…

More Services

  • Photogrammetry 3D scan
  • Pre-visualization
  • Character & Assets development
  • Mocap Data tracking (Face & Body)
  • Animation service
  • Concept art / Look development
  • VR/AR development
  • Live action production
  • Stunt coordination

Find & Connect

Over the years, we’ve built strong relationships with companies, all top in their fields, globally. We are more than happy to find and connect you to companies that can bring your project to a success.

Full Package
OR
à la carte

Full Package OR à la carte

1 – Full Package Service: We can take care your production from beginning to end.

OR

2 – À la carte Service: You can pick and choose the service you need.

who we are

Pivot Motion, Inc. is a production service company that provides professional services for clients’ motion capture, performance capture, voice-recording, casting and Japanese localization production needs. Located in Los Angeles, California, Pivot Motion was founded by Kumiko Ogawa and Mari Ueda, and is based on their experience running a Hollywood motion capture / voice-over studio for 5 years.

With a combined 20 years of experience working as producers with top tier clients, actors and vendors in the Motion Capture industry, we are experienced in providing professional, unique and flexible production services that fit each client’s needs. We apply cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to all projects while keeping a flexible, professional, fun and easy-to-work in environment. We will always strive to challenge ourselves for the benefit of our clients, providing motion capture services, and more, to the industry as a whole.

MARI UEDA

MARI UEDA

Co-founder

Mari has been working in the US entertainment industry for over 20 years, and is Co-Founder and Producer for Pivot Motion, Inc. Starting as an associate motion capture producer on Resident Evil 6 (Capcom) and Dragon’s Dogma (Capcom), Mari has worn many hats from the start of a project through to successful delivery.

Having BFA in acting from NYU, and a career as a talent agent, she became one of the few renowned motion capture casting directors in Los Angeles. Highlights include Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2 : remake, Resident Evil 6, Ninja Gaiden 3, Dragon’s Dogma, among many others. She has produced and localized for numerous voice-over sessions, and is a professional visual media translator.

Building on this experience, Mari spent five years successfully running Rouge Mocap, a Hollywood motion capture / voice-over studio in Los Angeles before forming Pivot with her co-producer, Kumi.

She now specializes in assistant directing (AD) for motion capture shoots, and her masterly finesse on keeping the flow of production is often requested by repeat clients and word of mouth.

KUMIKO OGAWA

KUMIKO OGAWA

Co-founder

Kumiko has been working in the US entertainment industry for 15 years, and is co-founder of Pivot Motion, Inc. 

Starting her career in web design and programming in 2006, Kumi was scouted into production as an onset Japanese-English interpreter for the Japanese AAA video game, Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom). She then pursued motion capture and voice recording production. Her first credit as an associate producer was Resident Evil 5 (Capcom).  Since then, she has worked as a producer overseeing over 40 motion capture and voice over productions including Resident Evil 5, 6 and 2(Remake) (Capcom), Evangelion 4D (Robot), Dark Souls II (From Software), Power Ranger (Shirt production) and more… 

Building on this experience, Kumi spent five years successfully running Rouge Mocap, a Hollywood motion capture / voice-over studio in Los Angeles before forming Pivot with her co-producer, Mari.

Kumi’s producing responsibilities include supervised casting, scheduling, budgeting, script breakdown, motion capture, facial capture voice over sessions, and anything else that comes up in the course of a production.  

This is why we love
what we do

This is why we love what we do

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mari and Kumi during the production of Wolfenstein The New Order and Wolfenstein The New Colossus. I was never worried we wouldn’t bring back excellent performance, even if shooting in LA for me, is far from home and without a safety net. By that I mean there is no one to call for help when you for whatever reason end up in deep waters. Both Mari and Kumi was a big part of that feeling of being safe and when working so close during long periods of time you become family. They are both very professional and gets the job done.

Henrik Håkansson

Animation Director, Machine Games

“Working with Kumi & Mari is a no-brainer! You feel taken care of through the whole creative process of what you’re creating with them and they are there to help and support you on every level. Their experience and knowledge lets you know you’re covered in all aspects of production. Their professionalism lets you know things will get done. Their personalities let you know you’ll have a safe, creative, fun time working with them.”
Richard Dorton

Creative Director, the Mocap Vaults

I’ve worked with Mari and Kumi for many years on some of my favorite AAA games. They are the ultimate package. Mari and Kumi handle international clients with grace and sensitivity, understand how to work with actors and directors, and their combined producing skills put them among the top performance capture teams I’ve had the pleasure to work with in the world today.
Tom Keegan

Cinematic Director / Voice Over Director

“I’ve spent years with Mari and Kumi in the recording studio and on the performance capture stage, working on numerous productions, from Devil May Cry to Resident Evil, and they are consistently excellent. Every aspect of production was handled with attention and care and they are always a pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend them enough.”

Liam O’Brien

Producer and Voice Director, Critical Role

“I worked with Mari and Kumiko on dozens of motion capture productions for nearly 10 years. I have high respect for their level of professionalism and set etiquette. They consistently to go above and beyond to ensure the quality of their work and have been my ‘go to’ people on all past projects. They are a pleasure to work with and I look forward to any future projects together”

Michael Iguidez

Senior Acquisition Specialist Motion Capture Department, Electronic Arts

Our Latest Work

CLASH of CLANS

Historical Observing Facilities of NAOJ

Mitaka Campus

Client: Taiyo Kikaku

(Voice-over / Casting)

Asateer -Future’s Folktales

Client: Manga productions 

(Localization / Subtitle)

The Journey

Client: Manga productions 

(Localization / Subtitle)

clients / partners

Client and Partners (~2018)

  • 3Lateral
  • Blur Studios
  • D.I.C.E.
  • The Mill
  • Avalanche Studios
  • CAPCOM
  • Goodbye Kansas
  • Ubisoft
  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • Counterpunch Studios
  • Kung Fu Factory
  • WB Games
  • Bioware
  • Cubic Motion
  • Machine Games
  • 3Lateral
  • Blur Studios
  • D.I.C.E.
  • The Mill
  • Avalanche Studios
  • CAPCOM
  • Goodbye Kansas
  • Ubisoft
  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • Counterpunch Studios
  • Kung Fu Factory
  • WB Games
  • Bioware
  • Cubic Motion
  • Machine Games

Contact us

Any questions? Please send us a message and we’ll respond to you shortly.

info@pivot-motion.com