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Cinematic Game Secrets for Creative Directors and Producers by Rich Newman

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Casting

Casting a key piece of talent on a film project may be the thing that makes or breaks a movie production, but on a game production, this is rarely the case. Most game developers consider key game designers, engineers, or artists to be the talent that is highly desirable—and this is the talent that money is spent on. The only true casting that is done during the production of a video game usually centers around the voiceover work that will be done (recording the dialogue for the game’s characters) and the actors that will be used during motion capture sessions.

New games, however, like UbiSoft’s Far Cry 2 have taken motion capture to the next stage by incorporating photorealistic action and movement to create an extremely lifelike ...

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