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What we do

We use cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to all production projects while maintaining a flexible, professional, and yet fun and engaging environment. 

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.

Motion Capture

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.

Services include; full performance capture, realtime, virtual production 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 a 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 U.S., and vice versa. 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.

who we are

Mari Ueda and Kumiko Ogawa, co-founders of Pivot Motion, Inc. have a combined 20 years of experience in the motion capture and voice over industry, and have accumulated a large breadth of clients from all over the world.  Our reputation is that of honesty, reliability and flexibility with a strong work ethic that makes clients feel comfortable and confident with the services they are provided.  Having over 50productions under our belt, we find the solution that fulfills our client’s needs and make sure all clients feel satisfied with the result when they walk out of our stage.  Our dedication makes us one of the most sought out companies in the motion capture industry and fosters client loyalty for future productions.

Pivot Motion, Inc. was founded in 2018, Los Angeles, CA.

MARI UEDA

MARI UEDA

Co-founder

Mari has been working in entertainment industry for over 20 years. She started out as an associate motion capture producer on “Resident Evil 6 “ (Capcom) and “Dragon’s Dogma” (Capcom).

With her background in production, she wore many hats on set from bidding to delivery. ​ With her acting background, she became one of the few renowned motion capture casting directors in town. Highlights include Devil May Cry 5”Resident Evil 2:remake”, “Resident Evil 6”, “Ninja Gaiden 3”, “Dragon’s Dogma”, among many others. Being a voice-over producer, she has localized numerous Japanese scripts to English, and now holds a title of certified translator for JVTA. ​

As a Mocap AD, her masterly finesse on keeping the flow of production is often requested by clients repeatedly.

Prior to working in motion capture, Mari was a talent agent at a Hollywood agency, handling over 200 clients. Then she became a Dir. Of Development for TV pilots, while managing actors, writers, and directors, as well as producing theatrical national tours.

Mari is originally from Japan, and earned a BFA in Acting at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. She is always in search of unique projects with a distinctive voice.

KUMIKO OGAWA

KUMIKO OGAWA

Co-founder

Kumiko Ogawa originally from Japan, has been working in the entertainment industry for 15 years. She started her career in web design and programming in 2006 but was scouted into production as an onset Japanese-English interpreter, working on the AAA video game title, “Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom)”. She then pursued learning the ins and outs of motion capture and voice recording production, “Resident Evil 5 (Capcom)” was her first project she worked as an associate producer. Since then, she has become a producer, overseeing both motion capture and voice over productions.

Throughout her career, Kumiko has supervised casting, scheduling, budgeting, script breakdown, motion capture, facial capture voice over sessions and entire productions. Her most recent project was the full performance capture and voice over producer for, “Resident Evil 2:remake”(Capcom), which was released in 2019.

As she gained more experience running motion capture production, she focused on making the stage more convenient and practical for clients, crews and casts. She is a producer who knows both the production and technical sides of performance capture in the entertainment industry. Originally from Japan, Kumiko is fluent in both Japanese and English and can offer a high quality experience for multicultural clients.

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

BORDERLANDS 3 – Trailers

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