Hi there! My name is Geoff Samuel.
I currently work as a Principle Technical Animator looking after the global Motion Capture and Animation tools and pipelines for Rockstar Games based in sunny San Diego, California.
I specialize in designing and implementing highly automated and scalable pipelines across systems or tools with very limited connectivity, empowering end-users to achieve the desired animation results quicker and more intuitively. I have found this makes a great foundation to push the technology further and develop groundbreaking results while still using the existing pipeline and framework.
With 13 years of experience, I have gone from running a motion capture studio at the University of Portsmouth to helping create truly breathtaking performance-driven apes at Weta Digital and from drastically speeding up motion capture throughput for Red Dead Redemption 2. This rounded knowledge base and skill set has given me a unique perspective on workflows and pipelines, knowing how to empower artists to have the creative freedom they desire for whilst having the flexibility within the pipeline for iteration.
My Full credits can be found on IMDB
Please feel free to contact me at Info@GeoffSamuel.com
– Geoff Samuel