Uncharted Motion Capture Director Gordon Hunt Dies at 87

on December 21, 2016 8:11 AM

With work on titles such as the Uncharted series, The Last of Us, and more, long-time motion capture director Gordon Hunt has had a prolific career in directing motion capture performance in a variety of games, with Hunt having passed away this week.

In a report from The Hollywood Reporter, motion capture director Gordon Hunt has died at the age of 87, with Hunt having battled Parkinson’s Disease over the course of his life, and is survived by his wife and three children; Hunt is the father of Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt.

Over the course of his career, Hunt bridged over into the world of video game animation and motion capture in the mid to late 90s, starting with titles such as Pandemonium and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.

In recent years, Hunt served as the motion capture director on Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception while also providing additional motion capture direction on other titles such as The Last of Us and Uncharted: Golden Abyss.

Hunt’s other work has also spanned across games and series such as God of WarSOCOMLairTomb Raider, and many others, with Hunt having started out in the entertainment industry at Hanna Barbara, and working on classic animated shows like The JetsonsScooby-DooThe Flintstones, and numerous others prior to working in the video games industry.

You can click here for a full breakdown of Hunt’s lengthy career in and outside of video games and motion capture. We here at DualShockers offer our sincere gratitude for Hunt’s work and sympathies for his family and friends at the time of his passing.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.