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Devoted & Disgruntled is a nationwide conversation about theatre and the performing arts, run by theatre company Improbable.

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Run by theatre company Improbable, Devoted & Disgruntled is an ongoing conversation using Open Space Technology, giving theatre and performing arts practitioners the space and time they need to create positive change. 

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    Ellis also wanted to know how to get into motion capture, though he had some advice himself: -it is hard to get into, the best thing is to get to know people in the industry, rather than expect auditions to show up through traditional avenues -speculated that most mo-cap work is in video games, not film -make a minute-long movement show-reel of yourself (in tight clothing) and send to motion capture studios Read more

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