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See how the epic Shadow of War trailer was created

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Shadow of War: Behind the Scenes of the Live-Action Interactive Film by Gnomon

Watch Gnomon’s Shadow of War: Behind the Scenes of the Live-Action Interactive Film on Livestream.com. Directed by Neil Huxley, the epic Shadow of War live-action, interactive, cinematic game trailer looks equally as incredible as Peter Jackson’s iconic movies.

 
Discover how the epic live-action cinematic for Shadow of War was created at a free event at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus this Thursday, hosted by director Neil Huxley and Victoria Osborn, head of CG at MPC.

The two-hour presentation will also be broadcast live worldwide on Gnomon’s Livestream channel. You can watch along via the player embedded above.

 

 
A unique insight into the making of an epic interactive trailer
Designed to introduce viewers to the world of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Monolith’s recently released action RPG, the ‘Friend or Foe’ trailer is an 80-second spot visual effects mini-epic.

Mixing live action and CG elements, the culminates in a moral choice typical of those in the game.

Clicking on either on-screen option takes the viewers to the Shadow of War website, where a follow-up video shows how the consequences of their actions play out.

In their Gnomon presentation, Neil Huxley and Victoria Osborn will provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the commercial was created, including the work that went into MPC’s digital creatures.

The pair will also discuss why and how practical effects and prosthetics were also used – and the challenges of assembling a world-class crew for a seven-day live shoot in the depths of a Ukrainian winter.

The talk will be followed by a 30-minute audience Q&A, making it an essential opportunity for anyone interested in working in visual effects to learn more about the practical realities of commercials production.

Free to attend but register online in advance
Shadow of War: Behind the Scenes of the Live-Action Interactive Film takes place at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus from 7.30-9.30pm on Thursday 26 October 2017. It’s free to attend, but you’ll need to register online.

If you can’t make it to LA, the event will also be broadcast worldwide on Gnomon’s Livestream channel. You don’t need to register for the stream, and can ask questions via Twitter using the hashtag #gnomon.

Read more about the Shadow of War event on Gnomon’s website

 
Full disclosure: CG Channel is owned by Gnomon – School of Visual Effects, Games and Animation.

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