WORK EXPERIENCE

J. MATEO BAKER

Mocap R&D Specialist at 2K Games

February 2013 - October 2017

Responsible for audio and video integration with both Vicon and OptiTrack mocap systems, writing custom software for rapid synchronization of multiple assets with SMPTE timecode. Designed and built 2K Mocap’s audio bay and reference video pipeline as well as mobile capture rig for face data. Maintained production and communications channels over a Dante AoE network.

Video Production Manager at 2K Games

August 2007 - February 2013

Previously supervised 2K’s in-house video production department, managing three video editors delivering content for over 30 AAA titles. Included managing a SAN-based Final Cut Pro editing network for easy transfer and archiving of assets. Built motion graphics for all videos, both for unique channels and for localization.

Assistant Manager of Video Production at Nintendo

March 2006 - August 2007

Managed team of three video editors producing content for both internal and 3rd party clients. Invented new technology for highest possible quality capture of Wii gameplay.
(U.S. PATENT 8233086, Issued July 31, 2012)

Dialogue Editor at Visual Concepts / SEGA

March 2000 - March 2006

Recorded, edited and mastered dialogue for 15 AAA titles. Wrote and prepared scripts, managed remote recordings at other studios, and built pipeline for delivery of up to 65,000 lines of dialogue per title.

INVENTIONS

HusKi Pro

Python, Blackmagic hardware, Qt, OpenCV, FFMPEG, Dante AoE, PortAudio, PortMIDI

Software replacement for AJA Ki Pro recorders. Auto-triggers with Blade or Motive. Auto trims video to sync with mocap data.

BatEar

Python, Qt, Dante AoE, SoX, PortAudio, PortMIDI

Set-it-and-forget-it multitrack audio recorder for motion capture. Auto-triggers with Blade or Motive. Trims audio in sync with mocap data.

AutoA2

Python, Qt, Keyboard Maestro

Pro Tools add-on to automate with Blade or Motive.

IP4UP

Python, Blackmagic hardware, FFMPEG

Motion capture replay system. Auto-triggers with Blade or Motive and automatically plays a four-camera split of references from last shot.

FaceFox

Python, Blackmagic hardware, Qt, OpenCV, FFMPEG, Dante AoE, PortAudio, PortMIDI

Multi-track video recorder for face capture. Auto-triggers with Blade or Motive. Auto trims video to sync and rotates for analysis in Faceware or Dynamixyz.

SwiftFox

Python, Blackmagic hardware, Qt, OpenCV, FFMPEG, SoX, PortAudio

Fully portable face capture solution. Combines teleprompter with face and audio recording. Automatically edits video and audio files in sync, named according to prepared script for fastest possible delivery.

Process for digitizing video over analog component video cables

Final Cut Pro, Barco ImagePRO-HD, Wii

Special process for recording maximum quality video from the Wii game console by converting 480p60 output over analog component cables into digital 720p60 without frame or pixel loss.
(U.S. PATENT 8233086, Issued July 31, 2012)

KEY SKILLS

  • Python
  • Qt
  • Pro Tools
  • MotionBuilder
  • Dante AoE
  • Oculus Rift
  • HTC Vive
  • Perception Neuron
  • Unity 3D
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop

TITLES

  • NBA 2K7 through 2K18
  • WWE 2K14 through 2K18
  • Mafia III
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
  • Evolve
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Borderlands 2
  • Borderlands
  • BioShock 2
  • Mafia II
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • The Darkness II
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • Top Spin 3 & 4
  • MLB 2K7 through 2K14
  • The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
  • Axel & Pixel
  • The Bigs 2
  • Don King Presents: Prizefighter
  • Carnival Games
  • Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • WarioWare: Smooth Moves
  • Wii Play
  • Wii Sports
  • Final Fantasy III (NDS)
  • Elite Beat Agents
  • ...many more...

DEMO REELS

Motion Capture Reel

Editing/Motion Graphics Reel

Audio Reel

Code Sample

Furrywood Voice Recorder

A Python/Qt application for simultaneous recording of voice and face with an HTML-based teleprompter.

EDUCATION

Creighton University School of Law

Omaha, NE - Currently studying

Prospective JD - Class of 2021

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA - Completed 1998

MFA Cinema-Television: Production

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA - Completed 1995

BA Telecommunications: Production

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