Don’t miss Patrick Osborne’s interview in Variety, where he details bringing a middle school play to life using facial capture technology. Thanks to this drama students from Thurman White Academy of the Performing Arts Middle School were able voice and puppeteer their own characters from the safety of their homes for an animated short called “Drawn Closer.”

Following Patrick’s signing to our directorial roster last year and subsequent move back to Los Angeles he “started outfitting his garage with affordable motion capture and facial performance technology with the capability of connecting to iPads and sensors. Backed by Cox Communications, Osborne spent two weeks meeting with the middle school students over Zoom to discuss the project before capturing their facial expressions in a virtual recording studio.”

Read the full interview here.
Watch our ‘Behind the Scenes: Drawn Closer’ film here.