We are entering a new era of storytelling with VFX, motion capture, performance capture and animation gaining traction to become one of the forefront areas of the entertainment industry. JJC can help you cast for any project and help you find exactly who you are looking for. I love working with and discovering brilliant talent who are emotionally and physically connected, character driven and highly skilled.
Whether this is your first time using motion capture or twenty-first, I am here to make the process as easy as possible for you. I will source performers for your project using my vast experience and knowledge of VFX and SFX. With the right cast, your shoot will run smoothly and you will save both time and money by not having to fix things in post production or re-shooting at a later date. Performance Capture, skins work and prosthetics, creature and highly physical performances require specialist skills; they require not only great performers, but physically aware actors who confidently take direction. Whatever your brief, I will seek out the best performer for the job. I will oversee contracting, negotiate fees with agents and ensure they are fully briefed prior to the shoot. I will obtain NDA’s where necessary and organise all invoicing.
Shoot supervision; sometimes having somebody on set with the knowledge of both sides of the industry, not as a director as such, but more of an AD, can help keep the ship sailing. I will share with you my in-depth knowledge of how to prepare for and run a shoot, support the scheduling and set the most affective ways to get the data you need. Once the shoot schedule and cast are in place, myself or an associate can be there on set ensuring the whole shoot runs smoothly. We will work between the animation/ SFX /production team and the actors, communicating clearly to ensure the cleanest and clearest work is produced, fewer takes are needed and the shoots are kept within schedule.
I can support you with any castings you have coming through the studio, taking the stress out of your hands! Either sourcing actors for you to put forward to the clients, or holding casting sessions through to writing up contracts and getting NDA's signed; I can be as involved as you need. I can be put in direct contact with the clients, working with their brief to hire the best performers for the job. This can also include holding casting sessions or getting specific self tapes of short-listed performers. Once the performers are selected I will arrange and negotiate contracts, NDA's and invoices. Alternatively, you can share with me a brief you have received from a client and I will source the best performers for it. Again, if desired, I can arrange self-tapes or casting sessions on your behalf. Once the shortlist or selected actors are booked, I can hand all administration back to you.
"Jessica is fighting, pretty much single handedly for the fair treatment of people working in the motion/performance capture world for films and video games."
"Jessica always makes the effort to get back to people, and attend events to advise or pass on her guidance. She goes way beyond the call of duty, and for that, she is clearly CD of the year. "
"Jessica is not only a delight to keep in contact with, open and personable but most importantly professional and on point every time. She is making the industry a better place not just for performers, but for all in the industry."