Customer case
Customer case

3rd August 2009

The Third Floor, one of the world’s leading Previsualization Studios, has selected MVN as their motion capture solution. “Xsens Technology enables us to capture complicated performances instantly, so we can concentrate on the staging of our scenes and the quality of our camerawork,” said Chris Edwards, CEO of The Third Floor.

“This motion capture technology allows for an even greater level of character realism in our previs”
- Chris Edwards, CEO The Third Floor -


TTF_Battle_Sequence The Third Floor: Previzualization


The Third Floor combines MVN, Xsens’ inertial motion capture solution, with camera tracking technology to create real-time computer-generated scenes. Directors can explore these 3D environments and shoot Xsens MVN motion-captured characters from any angle. These previsualizations help directors strengthen their visions before they are forced to make compromises on set and in post.

“Xsens MVN is a revolutionary MoCap system that allows artists to capture performances completely wirelessly. Companies don’t have to dedicate a room to the system or spend hours calibrating cameras. It’s a much more flexible approach, turning heads all around the industry.”

The Third Floor has had the pleasure of working with a variety of clients in the film, gaming and commercial industries, including Dreamworks, Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century FOX, Paramount Pictures, Electronic Arts, Sony Computer Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment, Digital Domain, The Mill and many others. Recent projects include The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Cloverfield and Starcraft II. The Third Floor’s veteran previs artists raise the bar for the directors they work with by leveraging Xsens’ technology and their passion for filmmaking.

About The Third Floor

The Third Floor is a Los Angeles-based digital studio founded by six of Lucasfilm's top previsualization artists. After designing elaborate sequences for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, The Third Floor began offering the same state-of-the-art previs to clients around the world. Since 2004, the studio has delivered sequences for many feature films, game cinematics, and commercial projects. The Third Floor is dedicated to creating the highest quality cinematography in a fraction of the time. By leveraging the talents of its experienced crew, The Third Floor seeks to redefine what directors and producers expect from their previs team.



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