How to get started in the Game Industry, and how Motion Capture animates characters! – Hollywood Gaming Ltd

How to get started in the Game Industry, and how Motion Capture animates characters! – Hollywood Gaming Ltd

Industry: Creative Design

Target Area for Student Applications: West Midlands (Priority – Coventry and Warwickshire)

Date: 18/01/2023

Time: 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm

Ages: 14-19

Application Closing Date: 07/01/2023

Opportunity ID: PL-4405

We have been developing games and experiences for major worldwide brands since 2005.

Our team is diverse, and each team member has a wide set of skills ranging from software programming and hardware debugging to creative design and animation.  We use these skills to bring people’s imagination to life, whether that’s through a physical VR experience involving wind machines and smells or using motion capture to animate characters in games.

In our discovery session you will learn:

  • Who Hollywood Gaming are and what we do
  • Who makes up a development team?
  • How a large studio is different to a small one
  • Getting started in Game Development, and what skills are needed
  • Introduction to Motion Capture, and how it is used in Game Development.
  • Q&A Session

Please note, priority will be given to schools across the Coventry and Warwickshire area.


This event is open to Yr10+ within schools and colleges across the West Midlands only. The workshop will be delivered virtually on Google Classrooms, with sign-in to the events made via the class teacher, on behalf of a whole class or year group.

As a preplacement task and to get the students thinking about this industry, students are asked to write a produce a ‘KWL chart’
Students list everything they –
• Know about the employer or sector (K column) before they join the workshop
• Everything they Want to know (W column) during the DW
• What they Learnt (L column) after the DW

Anything left unanswered can be raised in Q&A at the end of the session.

Please use the form below to register your class/year group onto this Discovery Workshop and you will be contacted by Speakers for Schools to provide login details for the event. The Opportunity ID is PL-4405.

To book a workshop for your students please use the booking form.