If you like the intro and the outro you might also be interested in this guy and his other works. He almost won an Oscar for The Cathedral (which, btw, he made completely by himself, save for the sound, I think) but the award was eventually snatched by Some Other Short Movie The Title Of Which I Will Not Mention .Sattva said:Thanx. Where could I see his sketches? Anything else of his works? I'm a little confused about Geralt's head because his skin is so believable in the movies, next to alive... Gosh he is awesome!
Wow. Nice creepy atmosphere.Aggravaar said:If you like the intro and the outro you might also be interested in this guy and his other works. He almost won an Oscar for The Cathedral (which, btw, he made completely by himself, save for the sound, I think) but the award was eventually snatched by Some Other Short Movie The Title Of Which I Will Not Mention .Aggravaar said:Thanx. Where could I see his sketches? Anything else of his works? I'm a little confused about Geralt's head because his skin is so believable in the movies, next to alive... Gosh he is awesome!
Truściński is working on a new graphic novel based on the Witcher novels, here are sample pages from it:http://www.thewitcher.com/resources/upload/comic/Comic_1_pl.jpghttp://www.thewitcher.com/resources/upload/comic/Comic_2_pl.jpgAnd here's his official website:http://www.trusthead.com/Sattva said:Thanx. Where could I see his sketches? Anything else of his works? I'm a little confused about Geralt's head because his skin is so believable in the movies, next to alive... Gosh he is awesome!
An animated movie of TW would indeed be most welcome.3D Modeling is a lot work, yet it offers less headache with finding real actors as you can use the voice actors again (I hate it when movie and game have not the same voices for the same characters!)Plus, 3D modeling allows much more freedom in what you can do and show and I wouldn't mind a peek behind the curtains of the Flaming Rose, princess Adda, Salamandra! In fact I would be thrilled to get to see more of the evil side, too.WhiteFox said:First of all, thanks to the topic creator for asking this.So much art! I watched The Cathedral and Fallen Art. I went around on the Oscar sites and stuff. Never learned so much in such a short time.That guy is amazing!!! But unfortanitly, it's all about politics and friendships. But i'm glad you guys showed us what he is capable off.How about letting him make a long full animated movie about The Witcher?
I guess that sentence sums up my attitude as well.I'm pessimistic about The Witcher CG for a completely different reason, though. I'm into the whole CG stuff (actually I'm fascinated with it) but I don't like the idea of "realistic" full CG movies. Short movies (Cathedral, Ryan etc) I love, they don't attempt to immitate reality, they rather show a full-motion artistic interpretation, that's where the CG artists really show their worth. Mimezis in CG's ok when it somes to combining actor movies with CG elements, not rebuilding reality but skewing and enhancing it to your needs. Shrek and the like are supposed to look kinda cartoony, that works well too. CG cinematics in games work great, they stay in touch with the in-game graphics.Making a CG movie for the sake of it being CG (see: the 1st Final Fantasy movie) is, to my mind, reducing CG to less than it is. Modelling, texturing and animating characters that could just as well be portrayed by actors is a waste of CG potential and, frankly, a waste of the artists' time as well.I suspect some of them think the same. Look at the galleries from www.cgtalk.com, for example. Some of these guys make amazing CG heads based on celebrities but they do it to work on their craft (before you make the convincing un-real you must master the real). Others make realistic surroundings, mostly for architectural needs.But the best of the best, the elite, the upper crust, the magicians of CG will make monsters and aliens and downright disturbing creatures that could never be seen in our world. They'll craft strange, eerie surroundings. They'll submerge their creations in artistic surrealism. They will make the impossible look real. There's no point in making the real look real, it's already real, and re-doing it is less interesting.Full CG Witcher... nah. I'd rather see a well made actor movie with good CG in it. But if they do decide to make one I'll be lookin forward to seeing it.Sattva said:Nevertheless, if some project connected with the Witcher launches by some miracle, it will have my full support ;D I even promise to turn off my pessimism for a while
Rhian said:(snip)Honestly, I want the known familiar faces - with the known familiar voices and not some real actors with different voices and probably not half as close to the looks.
Couldn't agree more!It's so uplifting to know there are people out there who share your point of view ;DRhian said:(snip)Final Fantasy missed atmo. It was all show and tech... They tried to add a nice story, but it was just that... a story.I know, with the right people, the right sounds and voices and the right music/atmo it can become something nice. You all saw The Cathedral... not even words were spoke. It's all about putting the FX in service of the atmosphere. Not the other way around.The world of the witchers has alot of potential, but somehow the right atmo was never created for the movie/series I guess. From the screenshots I have seen, the king would have suited better in Monty Pyton then in such a dark world as that. Nah,the ingame Foltest... when he turns his head slowly after giving Geralt the purse of coins in the end... THAT look, gave me a feeling I was seeing a true noble and brave king. The smile on Geralts face as he walked away... that was the stuff that stood out for me the most.Meh, would be nice if they succeeded, but for now I guess no one brave/rich/good enough came by to bring the world truly alive...Mix The Hills Have Eyes with Van Hellsing ... I think you would be almost there. lol Almost...
And that, I think, should be carved in a large slab of granite.The said slab of granite should be used to hit certain movie producers in the head, repeatedly and enthusiastically, until they get the point.WhiteFox said:It's all about putting the FX in service of the atmosphere. Not the other way around.