Animation & MoCap

Sarah is available to be hired as a Motion Capture movement director and movement & performance coach for the Film, TV, VFX, Animation and Games industries. Sarah also teaches Acting & Character Movement for Animators workshops and classes at numerous animation studios and educational institutions.

MoCap Movement Directing

Sarah has been movement directing & coaching for Motion Capture projects since 2010 and has worked with numerous performers, animators, directors, supervisors, students and artists, specialising particularly in creature performance. Sarah has developed and taught Motion Capture Performance workshops predominantly through Shapes in Motion and also for;  The Actors Centre, The Actors Guild, Spotlight, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, East 15, Royal Conservatoire Birmingham School of Acting, Mountview, Bucks New University, ICAT… In 2016 Sarah founded and currently co-ordinates The Mocap Troupe, a team of go to Actors & Physical Performers who can be hired specifically for Motion Capture and also Creature work. Please see the Mocap Troupe page on for more information.

Acting & Character Movement Coaching for the VFX industry

Sarah has worked as a character consultant, tutor and coach for various VFX companies including; MPC, Framestore, Double Negative and Jellyfish Pictures and for major Films including Guardians of the Galaxy and Jupiter Ascending. Sarah coaches animators, through both theory and practical work, to discover and explore a characters’ unique physical language in connection with their internal motivations & intentions. Sarah’s work has included leading workshops at MPC, exploring the physical life of Reepicheep, one of the main CG characters in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia – Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ and of Groot, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Finding the appropriate balance between man and creature can be an interesting and enriching creative journey.

Education – Acting & Character Movement for Animators

Animators are storytellers, and through various themed classes and workshops the skills of great storytelling and the development of acting & character movement performance choices can be explored and discovered. Sarah teaches Acting & Character Movement for Animators at various VFX companies, Universities & Educational Institutions including: MPC, Double Negative, Framestore, Aardman, Jellyfish Pictures, BFX Festival, Animex Festival, Escape Studios, Norwich University of the Arts (BA Animation), UAL (MA Animation), University of Hertfordshire (BA Animation courses) Met Film School (1-year Visual Effects and Animation), Ravensbourne (BA Animation Production), University of Kent (Msc Computer Animation), University of West London (BA Digital Animation), Bucks New University (BA and MA Animation & Visual Effects). Please contact Sarah for more information on the specifics of her work and what she can offer you.

Animation & MoCap Clients