209 GROUP. INNOVATIVE VIRTUAL PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS
209 group is the leading resource for virtual production needs in television, film, gaming, advertising and automotive. By providing innovative virtual production solutions through their all-inclusive pipeline, 209 group creates an immersive experience for animation, visual effects and video game companies amongst all platforms. Their pipeline includes hardware, software, services and motion capture apparel solutions.
209 group: Execution Simplified
Give us the pieces and we will put it together…
MEET OUR TEAM
An expert in the field of entertainment technology, Tom has years of technical sales experience and long-standing relationships to help grow and streamline businesses, drawing on knowledge from the film, video games, life science and medical, automotive, defense and aerospace industries- with a particular emphasis on the vision science and human machine interface. Tom has very high standards for clients but low standards when it comes to lunchtime (he thrives on a diet of supermarket sushi and deli meat.)
Experienced in building companies that are built to scale, Bart has spent the last decade cutting his teeth in healthcare operations. Far from a “one-trick-pony” though, Bart has a background in biomechanics and sports medicine, and takes the lessons he’s learned from all of those fields and translates them into success in virtual production. Bart understands that regardless of the industry, a few things remain the same; work as hard as you can, treat people with absolute respect, and as Chubbs Peterson always says “It’s all in the hips.”
GREG LA SALLE
Greg has experienced an impressive career in technology development for the entertainment industry. He also has a solid reputation of working with talent as a facial motion capture expert. He has been facial capture supervisor on over 25 feature films including “Beauty & The Beast, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, Marvel’s “The Avengers”, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Gravity.”
In 2014, Greg won a Technical Achievement Award at the 87th Academy Awards for the innovative design and development of MOVA, a breakthrough Facial Performance Capture system.
Jaime is a finance and marketing specialist with 20+ years as a consumer research analyst and business development director across varied industries (Capital Markets, Mutual Funds, Retail Fashion, Retail Beauty, Home Design, Automotive and Entertainment. You can sum me up with in one sentence, “Stressed, blessed and coffee obsessed”.
SALES AND MARKETING COORDINATOR/COPYWRITER
Brandice is an experienced sales coordinator who organizes sales and marketing activities for 209 group. She works directly with the sales team to ensure that all the administrative and support functions of the sales department are operating effectively. Outside of work, Brandice is an avid dancer, she explains “I just do what the music tells me…”.
DIRECTOR OF AUTOMOTIVE AND ENGINEERING SALES
Charlie has been in the rubber and plastic automotive supply business for over 40 years. Currently at the helm of a Manufacturers’ Representative Agency – representing a variety of companies (injection molders, prototype, metal stamping, brakes and bearings, NVH, etc.) to military and OEM automotive, as well as the automotive aftermarket. Charlie has been married 37 years to college sweetheart.
209 group has become the premiere resource for virtual production by solving our customers most demanding challenges. We do this by strategically utilizing our portfolio of high tech partners in performance capture hardware and services, super computing, VR/AR/XR and pre/post visualization and production
But … Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our clients have to say!
- Just wanted to give a huge shout out and heart felt thanks for making today happen for us. You've picked up the phone every time we've called, no matter how late or how crazy the ask. You've marker'd our actors, loaned us tons of tech and landed a couples sales in the course.
You truly do go the extra mile...Really appreciate it all!
- Tom Armbruster was the driving force in our fastest growth market - Film. His ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with new customers, existing customers and our competitor’s customers positioned us with clear differentiation, purchase preference for our products and services, year on year growth consistently above forecast and the highest margins of any sector.
- I have been a client of 209 Group for many productive years. Their results are impressive. They provide creative solutions using the ‘best of the best’ hardware and software. The differentiators are their recommendations are rock solid and as bulletproof as you can get in high tech. I could recognize immediate value for my Company.
Some of our associates…
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
MEET OUR PARTNER: MOCAP SOLUTIONS
As the premier manufacture and supplier of all motion capture suits and accessories, our custom motion capture products are unlike any other. Our mocap suit, markers and accessories help capture "the perfect shot".
MoCap Solutions Synth-X Suit
The all new MoCap Solutions Synth-X Suit is here. We have revolutionized the motion capture industry with our mocap suits and markers. Industry tested and approved.
MoCap Solutions X-Base Markers
MoCap Solutions X-Base Marker comes in three sizes: 9mm, 14mm, and 19mm. When our new Synth-X Suit is paired together our X-Base Marker any shoot is possible. Our X-Base Markers simply do not come off during a shoot.
MoCap Solutions Accessories
MoCap Solutions provides a variety of motion capture accessories. Whether you are looking for motion capture gloves, caps, booties or patches we have what you are looking for.
CHECK OUT THE INSANE X-BASE MARKER ADHESION TO OUR NEW MOCAP SUIT
Nicole Sciacca, Mocap Actor
“I would rather spend an entire day in this new MoCap Solutions Synth-X Suit then spend one hour in the old suit”
Shazzy Gustafson, Nickelodeon
“The Synth-X suit is so much lighter and more breathable than the old suit and it feels light and more flexible, as well. The material is great- super soft. I really like the velcro pants that allow you to tuck the top in- it helps keep things in place. I also like the drawstring to tighten the pants. The sleeve with the thumb holes is SO much more comfortable than the three elastics that used to go around your fingers.”
MEET OUR PARTNER: OPTITRACK
OptiTrack™ is the largest motion capture provider in the world, offering high-performance optical tracking at the most affordable prices in the industry. The OptiTrack product line includes motion capture software and high-speed tracking cameras, as well as contract engineering services. Used by facilities worldwide in a variety of markets ranging from film and games to sports training and biomechanics, OptiTrack customers include the top in their respective fields.
HERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY...
Validated Biomech Markersets
OptiTrack supports numerous biomechanics markersets, with a focus on the most complex and biomechanically-sound options — like IOR Gait — which have traditionally been difficult for motion capture systems to track.
From the Prime 41’s jaw-dropping range (2x the nearest competitor) to the Prime 17W’s massive FOV, to the Flex 13’s unmatched resolution in a sub-$1K offering — OptiTrack cameras lead the industry in usability and performance.
Easy to Use
From camera setup to calibration, to data capture and export, OptiTrack systems are designed with simplicity in mind. One-click subject calibration, plug-and-play force plates, simple NIDAQ configuration (and more!) enables a swift and simple setup.
Surprisingly Affordable Pricing
Accessible pricing is at their heart to democratize motion capture. Simply put, you will not find engineering-grade motion capture priced more competitively than an OptiTrack system.
MOTION CAPTURE CAMERAS FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS
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