The Elastic team worked hand-in-hand with The Coalition to create the sequence which takes the player on a visceral CG odyssey through the interior of Kait's body. The piece serves two purposes. Firstly, it's the opening titles for the new game in the Gears of War series - Gears5, and secondly, it's a narrative device. The film depicts a dream that Kait, the game's main protagonist, is having. The game itself starts when she wakes from the nightmare.
The aim was to create something that was visually beautiful, but also unsettlingly unpleasant. The whole piece takes place in the human body. We start on a macro level, and gradually expand out to reveal recognizable parts of the body, all under attack from a voracious virus. We could really explore this beauty / horror juxtaposition. Roiling seas of bodily fluids - Clusters of glittering amber crystal.
External Development Manager:
Franchise Narrative Lead:
Bonnie Jean Mah
VFX & Post Production Studio:
Doron Dor, Rachel Fowler, Andrew Young, Jessica Ledoux
2D VFX Artists:
Peter Sidoriak, Krystal Chinn, Greg VanZyl, James Gorman, Chris Russo
Jordon Gonzales, Colton Smarz, Josh Dyer, Mike Dupree, Michael Cardenas, Mikey Rodgers, Daniel Jenson, Danka Chiang, Jun Kim, Miguel Salek, Weiyo Sha, Mason Dash, Michael Bettinardi, Chris Meek, Caleb Ollivant, Ariana Ziae-Mohseni, Aemilia Mariani Widoddo, Ian Ruhfass
Previz Artists: Chris Leone, Paulo De Almada, Chris Clyne
Jim Pierce, James Buongiorno
Head of Production:
Jennifer Sofio Hall