Eric Jacobus (God of War, Mafia III) is taking what he’s learned from his work as a motion capture performer in triple-A videogame titles and applying it to the indie film and game development world. Only days after utilizing motion capture to embody an Omen of Sorrow character for a live stunt show at Santiago’s FestiGame, Jacobus used the same Xsens marker-less motion capture system to record himself kicking as a robot in a 3D environment. Normally a fight scene requires at least two performers, but Jacobus took it upon himself to record both sides of the fight scene. He then created a 3D geography within Unity and played the animations against one another, simulating a fight scene between two actors. A small behind-the-scenes look at Jacobus’s process can be seen at the end of the video.
Jacobus says he’s just scratching the surface of what’s possible now that he’s able to easily execute action choreography within a motion capture system.
Blindsided: The Game, directed by Clayton J. Barber and starring Eric Jacobus and Roger Yuan, is now available to watch for free. Enjoy, leave a comment, and please subscribe. There may be more adventures with Walter yet…
After blind man Walter Cooke (Eric Jacobus) prevents a local gang from shaking down his local grocer Gordon (Roger Yuan), Walter must reckon with the gang’s boss Sal (Joe Bucaro). The stakes are high, but Walter’s got an ace up his sleeve.
A Clayton J. Barber Film
Starring Eric Jacobus, Roger Yuan, Joe Bucaro, David William No, Nicholas Verdi, Luke LaFontaine, Khalid Ghajji, and Brett Sheerin
Presented by JB Productions in association with Furious Films
With Eric Jacobus’s recent foray into Dead or Alive real life movelists, it looks like Jacobus will be taking on more DOA characters. By popular demand, Jacobus took to the kicking paddles and took on Rig’s Taekwondo-heavy movelist.
Because Rig’s movelist involves so many trick kicks, Jacobus took multiple days to complete the full set.
Jacobus notes in the YouTube description:
Everything about Rig from his stance to his strikes and throws is pure Taekwondo. While many of Rig’s kicks are too flashy to use in real life, his spins and feigns are the same moves one would see in a standard Taekwondo sparring session. Integrate his fast footwork with some boxing and you can make a well-rounded IRL movelist.
Be sure to enable annotations and vote in the poll to tell Jacobus who you’d like to see him perform in the future. Looks like he’s already working on the top result.
Stuntman Eric Jacobus is known for his Tekken IRL videos, but now he’s venturing into new territory by taking on the Dead or Alive franchise. Jacobus’s latest video features Bayman’s Sambo style from DOA5.
Jacobus notes the real-life applicability of Bayman’s style:
Bayman is a Spetsnaz soldier who practices Sambo, which is a Russian martial art based in Judo. While Sambo strikes aren’t flashy, the throws are fantastic. Most of Bayman’s movelist is applicable in real-world situations.
Be sure to enable annotations and vote in the poll during the video to tell Eric which character you’d like to see next.