MadMarker Studios is the Midwest’s only independently owned Motion Capture and Art Services studio located just outside of beautiful Madison, WI. Our team of motion capture specialists, animators, modelers, and character artists have over 90+ years of industry experience. Our studio is outfitted with the latest technology utilizing an Opti-Trac 24 camera and a Dynamixyz Facial Capture system in a 2500sqft space. We are designed for versatility and exceptional service and built for both small and large studios. Whatever the challenge, we can meet it and keep your time table and budget in mind.
Studio Head/Founder – 20+ Year Industry Veteran with 30+ titles shipped. Oversees performance capture shoots to bring forth the best results for our clients. Prior to founding Mad Marker Studios, Bobby had been the head of motion capture for Raven Software.
Studio Lead Hard Surface Modeling/Animator – Dave has 16+ years of hard surface modelling experience working as freelance artist for numerous studios in addition to his work as a graphic designer and editor.
Studio Lead Character Design and Modelling/Animator – 13+ Year Veteran with multiple AAA titles shipped. Justin oversees all character design and modeling aspects for 2D/3D character creation. Justin has worked as a Senior artist for WB Interactive, EA, and PerBlue.
Studio Operations – David has 13+ years in operations and finance, creating and overseeing budgets, P&L management, and project management. He oversees operations for the studio including client interface, contracts and business development.
Studio Animation Lead – 20+ Year Animation veteran with 20+ titles shipped. Oversees all aspect of the animation pipeline to ensure the clients vision is brought to life. Mike’s prior career was a senior animator with Raven Software and Terminal Reality.
Studio Lead Designer/Animator – 13+ Years of industry experience with Raven Software as a level designer and multiple AAA titles shipped. Tom oversees design concepts and facial capture clean up and post-animation.
Senior Animator – Chris oversees our data clean-up, retargeting, and post animation work as the senior artist.
Junior Animator – Elliot works in all areas of the animation pipeline including rigging and post animation clean-up.
Studio Audio Engineer/Composer – Chris Vrenna is a Grammy-winning musician, producer, engineer, remixer, and composer. He is best known as the former, founding member of Nine Inch Nails from the era of Pretty Hate Machine through the Downward Spiral. Chris was also the drummer for Gnarls Barkley and drummer/keyboardist for Marilyn Manson. He has remixed and/or programmed for numerous international artists including U2, Rob Zombie, Weezer, and Hole.
Vrenna is also a well known video game composer who’s credits include American McGee’s Alice, Doom 3, Quake 4, Call of Duty:ExoZombies, Area 51, The Matrix, and the upcoming Quake Champions.
The facility for Mad Marker Studios is located in beautiful Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. There are many nearby attractions and locations in the driftless area, including The House on The Rock, and Cave of the Mounds!
If you are interested in working together, or wondering what Mad Marker Studios can offer your next project, feel free to reach out and send us a message. We would love to hear from you!