Best of Artwork 1 – Calum Alexander Watt

January 12, 2017 / Best of Artwork

Over the past few months it has been an honor and a pleasure working with all the artists who have volunteered their time and talent to beta test the Bodies in Motion site.  The sketches, drawings, paintings, and studies will doubtless be adored in the Artwork section for a long while to come.  I[…]

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Bodies in Motion at Pixar

January 5, 2017 / New and Noteworthy

I am recently back to London from a Bodies in Motion lecture tour of the West Coast where I visited a number of amazing studios in both San Francisco and LA.  My first stop in San Francisco was none other than Pixar (if you need an introduction to their work, I really don’t know[…]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – Michael Hampton

October 3, 2016 / Artist Spotlight

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT Bodies in Motion would like to introduce you to Michael Hampton, an amazingly talented artist and educator who has been doing great work with the Bodies in Motion library. We had a few minutes to catch up with Michael about his art, process, and inspirations. Q&A with Michael Hampton Q: When did[…]

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Bodies in Motion IV: behind-the-scenes video

October 2, 2016 / Behind-The-Scenes

For BiM IV we had a dedicated videographer shooting behind-the-scenes footage for us. It was a big set-up so it was great to have it captured on film. The footage was artfully edited together by the talented Darion Leigh, who put together this short film from the shoot. Enjoy!

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BIM SPOTLIGHT:
JuJitsu Grandmaster Leon Jay

February 12, 2016 / BIM Spotlight

It was our pleasure to photograph Jujitsu Grandmaster Professor Leon Jay at Bodies in Motion V. We were able to catch Prof. Jay just before flying to LA for an interview and cover shoot for Black Belt magazine. It isn’t every day you get to hang out with a guy who watched Bruce Lee train[…]

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Bodies in Motion V: martial arts

November 21, 2015 / New and Noteworthy

November in London can be pretty dreary, certainly more challenging than a sunny day in the summer, for a Bodies in Motion shoot.  Regardless, the show must go on, so we turned the heat on and packed a two-day shoot with a spectrum of martial arts talent – Tae Kwon Do, JuJitsu, Kickboxing, MMA,[…]

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Anatomy of Bodies in Motion at Valve

September 3, 2015 / New and Noteworthy

I am recently back from a short trip to the West Coast and had an afternoon in Seattle to drop into Valve to show off the latest developments on Bodies in Motion. Valve, of course, are the legendary game developers behind hits like Half-Life and Portal, creators and maintainers of the ubiquitous Steam digital[…]

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BiM IV: behind-the-scenes, aerial hoop

July 22, 2015 / Behind-The-Scenes

A few behind-the-scenes shots with Benji on Aerial Hoop. Big lights, big space, and big talent. Have a browse through all his Aerial Hoop motions. Ali applying the oil, someone's got to do it Scott delivering model instructions our monster parabolic in the upper right image with parabolic light only same pose but with[…]

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Bodies in Motion IV: aerial

July 20, 2015 / New and Noteworthy

For Bodies in Motion IV we wanted to capture artists, athletes and performers off the ground – not jumping but hanging, climbing, and spinning. There is so much anatomy on view when the upper body is ‘hanging on’ for dear life.  In this case we had amazingly talented and experienced performers who weren’t hanging[…]

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Kung Fu Chain Whip

May 20, 2015 / New and Noteworthy

It is difficult to choose the most impressive thing I saw at BiM 3 – there was gravity defying handbalancing, hyperbolic Cyr wheel, Karate, and world-class breakdancing. The thing that wins though is the terrifying sound the Kung Fu chain whip makes when spinning at full speed. Honestly it sounds like a jet turbine.[…]

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