Behind the scenes videos of Warcraft movie is just splendid. It has passed a new realm in the world of Special Effects and Visual Effects.
Warcraft or Warcraft: The Beginning is an epic adventure movie based on hugely successful video game series and novels by Blizzard Entertainment. Warcraft game is set in the fantasy world of Azeroth. it’s high octane gore story line blooded with humans along with creatures like orcs, elves, gonmes, trolls and dwarves. The world of Azeroth had continuously expanded with new additions. The collectible card games, comics and magazine also got published to to push the Warcraft universe. Finally, Blizzard announced the film version with in association with Legendary Pictures and Duncan Jones as the Director.
The original series is made up of five core games:
- Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
- Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
- Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
- World of Warcraft
- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
The story of Warcraft: The Beginning in the nutshell:
The planet of Orcs, Draenor, is about to get extinct. To save the race, they had to find new planet where they can nurture their themselves. So, they invade Azeroth, the planet of humans. The portal opens up to connect both the worlds and the the fighting saga starts with their own good cause and special powers. Both the sides are heroes who sacrifices blood and emotions for their own civilization.
Warcraft behind the scenes videos from ILM:
ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) has set new benchmark in facial capture techniques. Performance capture aka Motion capture was used to mimic the animation. The biggest challenge was to get facial expression right. ILM had created excellence with their in-house facial techniques for Hulk in The Avengers movie. They went one step ahead with this one.
Mostly the 3D animators had to tweak the animation data gathered by motion capture suits. But, ILM’s groundbreaking technical advancements needs very little modifications in the post production pipeline. Check out amazing making of Warcraft.
Warlords of Dranenor – Behind the scenes:
Warcraft:The Beginning Making of by ILM:
From the Forge – Making of Grommash Hellscream:
Behind the scenes with actors:
“Garona” Interview, Behind The Scenes – Paula Patton:
Facial capture, Performance acting: