Client: Interwave Studios
Project: Nuclear Dawn - The TrailerProject specifics:
- Motion Graphics
Client location: Germany
Nuclear Dawn – The Trailer
Oh, oh, oh, oh, this was toooo much fun! I mean, I know I harp on about ‘oh this was a dream project a lot’ and whenever I say that...I mean it, 100%, I’ve been so lucky with the projects I’ve been on of late, but this, oh man, this was just heaven! I love games, I love graphics and I TOTALLY love motion graphics, so when the guys at Interwave asked me to put their preview trailer together, I bit their arm off! I’ve done a couple of trailers before, but never for anything as gritty and dark as this, so it was great to stray into something totally new.
Initially I created a photmatic for this to let the guys know exactly what footage I needed and then from there I went onto to create the trailer. I was sent over about 6gig’s worth of 720p raw footage and then started out editing it in After Effects. Once I’d added the treatment and effects I wanted to the footage I then started on the title sequences. I wanted these to feel like they were deep in fiery ruins of warfare, so I layered up looooads of smoke, fire, burning particle effects and exploding rubble, all overlaid with some crackling fire and other killer sound effects. The end result brings a big old smile to my face.
The other element I loved doing was the Interwave ident at the beginning. I wanted this to be a stark contrast to the game visuals by keeping with the company blue, making a futuristic and rich first few seconds. This acted as a ‘before the war’ sequence in some ways, then leading into the war-torn game trailer.
Bloody loved this! Go check it out at the site as it looks even better when dropped in around the sites interface:
After the fantastic Neosaurs project for Microsoft Games Studios, it was time to work on their dedicated Vancouver studio site! Superb!
As I’d had the pleasure of working with Subatomic back when they stormed the iPhone charts with Fieldrunners, it was great to be working together again on their official company site!