Hitman 2 has been announced this week along with two new trailers. Check them out below:
For anyone in the games industry, this past week is a big highlight in the calendar. All the big publishers and small indies bring their best games to showcase to the world at the annual E3 conference in LA.
This year, the game I have been working on for the past while was finally announced, namely Hitman. It is the next game in the series following on from Hitman: Absolution. There were two trailers released at E3, the announcement trailer and the gameplay trailer. I worked on some shots for the gameplay trailer which you can see below:
Games I'm excited about:
With everyone putting on their very best showcases there was a great many promising games shown. The crafting system of Fallout 4 looked really impressive and no game came close to Just Cause 3 for pure fun and ridiculousness. Once again Naughty Dog did some amazing work on their Uncharted demo and Battlefront had everyone's inner fan boy very excited about the prospect of playing inside the world of the original Star Wars trilogy. A surprise appearance the The Last Guardian was great to see too with some amazing character animation and a real sense of magical wonder evident in the gameplay demo.
Considering all the amazing games shown I'm still only looking forward to one game, for the second year in a row, that truly seems to promise the player the world, and a universe too. That is none other than No Man's Sky:
Game trailer awesomeness:
No E3 would be complete without the amazing cinematic trailers that lead the marketing efforts. My favorites this year are from Blur Studios( who always impress with their work at E3) with the Fallen Empire and Dishonored 2 trailers and Ubisoft with their impressive introduction to the Assassins Creed world set in London:
Here is a site dedicated to showcasing the best animation reels on the net. There is some really inspiring work in here so it's a great source of inspiration.
This is just the kind of feature film I would make if I was a movie director:
It's that time again. E3 time. Time for the booth babes, convention centres, announcments, new hardware and new game announcements. But I'm not interested in any of that, I just want to see the amazing cinematics for the upcoming games. Here are the best I've found so far.
Here is my entry for this years (2008) Friends of the Earth, One minute Film competition.
The theme of this years competition was "What part of the earth are you a friend of?"
I spent alot of time trying to come up with a good concept for an animation and I finally ended on the idea of a caterpillar who was kind of a surfer dude. I would have liked to actually show some of his surfing but the time contraints of the project made it unfeasable.
I hope to post some behind-the-scenes videos soon. Enjoy.
Sometimes it's good to experiment. So here's a little experiment in long camera shots, effects, multiple characters, slow motion and fight choreography that I finished at the start of 2007. I wouldn't recommend doing this though. What started out as a small experiment turned out to be a massive undertaking, but I did learn so many useful things, so it was all worth it in the end.
Last year I entered a film competition run by Friends of the Earth. As a film-maker you were required to make a comment on how we can conserve this world for future generations.
I was fortunate enough to get short-listed and make it into the finals for the competition. Here is my entry:
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