(Performance Capture)

ted – TV series 

(mocap Capture)


(Performance Capture)

FIFA Woman’s World Cup + Frito-Lay | Taste of Greatness

(Performance Capture)


(3D Scan)


(Casting/Motion  Capture)

Dead Space

(Performance Capture)

The Quarry

(Performance capture)

Beat Saber 

(Live action)

Justin Bieber

(Live virtual concert w/ mocap)

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our Services

As a full production service company, we can provide professional assistance to your production needs from beginning to end, from scheduling, budgeting, script breakdown, on site translation (English / Japanese) to talent booking and payroll as a SAG-AFTRA Signatory.

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. 

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who we are

Pivot Motion, Inc. located in Los Angeles, California, is a production company that provides professional services for clients’ motion capture, performance capture, voice-recording, casting and other production needs. With the experience of running a Hollywood motion capture / voice-over studio, Pivot Motion was founded by Kumiko Ogawa and Mari Ueda, Japanese-English bilingual producers.

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 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 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

Kumi and Mari lead motion capture shoots that reflect and respect creators’ ideas and needs with great care and support.  I’ve witnessed their precise direction and  joyful personality on my mocap shoot, and was able to complete the project with the feeling of all the creators working as a team. 
Their ability to shoot remotely and capacity to be mobile is their strength.  To be able to experience LA’s top mocap service while in Japan is a great asset to have, especially in this Post-Covid era where a lot of shoots are done remotely.  I can assure you that Kumi and Mari, with their diverse knowledge and experiences, will provide services that are creative and satisfactory.”
Ikumi Nakamura

Game 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

“I’ve been working with Pivot Motion, Inc. for several years, mainly for English narration voice over for VR projects dealing with Japanese Important Cultural Properties. They take care the whole process from translation and localization from Japanese script to English, casting, securing the recording studio, vo direction to audio mixing. These tasks would be extremely hard for someone like me who’s operating from Japan, but they make it possible.
I believe building trust is the hardest yet the most valuable quality, and I definitely see that in Pivot Motion.”

Satoshi Akutsu

Producer, Taiyo Kikaku

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