The video spotlights the award-winning work at Siggraph 2016, which resulted in an award for Best Real-Time Graphics & Interactivity. Along with their collaborators in the creative process, Ninja Theory demonstrated a technique known as a real-time cinematography. The process allows them to go from live shoot to final scene in minutes instead of months.
It is much more similar to live action production and gives the director more freedom in capturing and editing performance. To see how the process captures Senua’s internal conflict, check out the video below.
While I didn’t fully understand all the technical aspects shown, it was still fascinating to see it in action. I’ve probably learned more about the process of game development from the Hellblade videos Ninja Theory has produced, than from any other source in recent memory.
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