League of Legends Cinematic: A New Dawn
ITS SOO BEAUTIFUL
This is a brief behind the scenes video for a League of Legends cinematic that came out today. I’m very much not a League of Legends fan, at all, but I love what they’re doing.
The whole cinematic is over 6 minutes of animation. And it’s not exactly a trailer— the game has been out for 5 years, much of the time it sounds more as if they made it purely for their existing fans. From the video, you really get the sense that the people in charge of the project are passionate fans of the characters, getting an opportunity to bring them to life. The entire thing sounds like a labor of love. That’s what I want to do (though I would design my characters differently).
It’s also a great behind the scenes video. Foley is always fun to see, and things like recording parts of the music for an underwater-themed character underwater are just a lot of fun. I love this stuff.
If you want to watch the actual video, it’s here, and it’s some very good animation, even if I don’t really care about the content so much. I remember in a previous behind the scenes video they talked about how they animate by hand instead of using motion capture because they want their characters making larger-than-life movements, and, it works.